Successfully launched 2018

At IFAT 2018, the entirely new future platform combined interesting and successful start-ups, current research projects from leading universities, and promising career opportunities in the boom market of environmental technologies. The result was beyond impressive.




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Best of experience

56 talks, 3 networking events, 2 session areas, and one big Green Talents Party.
Input and inspiration. The ideas and expertise of today create the world of tomorrow. The events program gave an exciting glimpse into the future. This was more than a flying start.

Talents impress on the new stage.
The future starts here. With fresh ideas, courage, and a huge amount of energy. You can have another look at the exciting topics covered in the talks in the event calendar.

The Green Talents Night.
At the Green Talents Night, dynamic start-ups and renowned scientists celebrated new innovations with a cocktail of great future prospects and high spirits. This night saw new careers launched and brought ideas for the future into the present.

Best of science

Research meets entrepreneurship.
Thinking and doing. New perspectives. Perfect matching. At, countless synergies between companies and scientists were generated. 20 universities and NGOs impressed with innovative projects, with strong links to the global markets.

Best of future

Future boost. Start-ups.
For the first time, IFAT 2018 featured its own international forum for start-ups. And what a success it was! 18 start-ups came through and inspired the visitors with their sophisticated ideas and market-ready innovations.

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Klare Message. Überzeugende Statements.

"We were pleasantly surprised how often visitors chose to seek us out at IFAT."

Céline Endrulat, Director Business Development, BNL Clean Energy AG, Schweiz

"IFAT has been very busy. We had generated a large number of leads by Wednesday already."

Ben Brocades, Business Development, Cool Separations BV, Netherlands

"Wir haben auf der IFAT deutlich mehr als erwartet vielversprechende Leads erhalten. Mit einigen haben wir bereits Vor-Ort-Termine vereinbart."

Markus Lintl, Head of Industry & New Business, Orcan Energy AG, Deutschland

Best of Jobs & Career

Give your career a boost with the platform of the future.
Direct contact between young talents and decision-makers. Job walls, application training, and employee talks open up unimagined potential at and successfully speed up the search for promising young talent. Modern talent scouting.

Fifteen minutes that make all the difference.
At Meet the Experts, students, graduates, and young professionals were able to make 15-minute presentations directly to companies. A plus for companies and applicants alike. In total, 13 companies and 100 green talents from the environmental sector gave pitches on their shared future.


Take part in at IFAT 2020 and become a part of our inspiring platform. Become an exhibitor, speaker in the supporting program, or sponsor and benefit from the dynamism of our new platform.

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Britta von Beckedorf
Britta von Beckedorff
Exhibition Manager
Messegelände, 81823 München
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