Cologne: 19.–22.03.2024 #AnugaFoodTec2024

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DLG Open Innovation Showcase

For exhibitor

The success of start-ups

Digitalisation connects automated processes: the base for efficiency and consistent product quality. Smart solutions promise sustainability and flexible work organization. But the shortage of skilled workers, high energy prices and a shortage of raw materials put pressure on research and development departments. At the same time, tech start-ups offering software solutions are more successful than ever. What is their secret?

The Prototyping Sprint

The Open Innovation Methodology promises fast and out-of-the-box thinking: One problem, 14 days, 15 (potential) solutions. Before the trade fair starts, exhibitors have an exclusive opportunity: A rapid prototyping competition for start-ups and developers. Define a digitalisation challenge, the DLG.Prototype.Club scopes the teams of start-ups and software developers who will solve the challenge with fully functioning prototypes. Selected teams will enter a 14-day prototyping sprint before the show. The potential solutions will be presented as an Innovation Showcase at Anuga FoodTec.

Software development for the future of food

Challenges can include topics such as virtual reality applications, IT security issues or artificial intelligence. But also very urgent questions or "B-level problems", for which is no time in everyday work:

  • What will machine guidance look like in the future?
  • Which blockchain solution fits my supply chain?
  • Where do I have potential savings through AI?

The offer is aimed at CTOs, CDOs, HR and innovation departments who want to extend their market advantage in the field of digitalization.

Learning agility!

Start-ups act as innovation consultants: How can digital processes be implemented in the company? Where is potential? What synergies exist? Innovation projects are long, inflexible and always start from scratch. In the spirit of the main theme responsibility, we are asking the question: Can we afford this slow development while facing the current challenges of the industry?

Best Practice of corporates

Your company is already agile? Then present your best practices at the Open Innovation Showcase at Anuga FoodTec 2024.


Interested? Then Christopher Armstrong will be happy to advise you at or +49 69 24788-455.

Date and time

Date: Wednesday, 03/20/2024

Time: 14:05 p.m. - 15:40 p.m.

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