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Opportunities for startups

This is how innovation drivers present themselves

You are a founder and want to present your promising business idea to potential investors? Our concept stand guarantees you an exciting exhibition format!

Present technology and innovation and offer the leading industry heads new perspectives and potential in the public sector.

Meet potential customers, partners and clients and expand your business network.

Position yourself as a source of ideas and impulses and drive forward the digital change in communities, cities and municipalities significantly.

Who can apply?

Does your start-up provide new and innovative solutions for the challenges of digitization in the public sector? And have you founded the company after 01 January 2018? Then register now!

The services at a glance:


Attractive concept stand.

  • Turnkey stand construction of 3 m² (co-exhibitors are not allowed)
  • Lockable counter
  • Plug & Play, power connection incl. cable outlet & WIFI included in package
  • Branding package: Exhibitor name as text
  • 5 free tickets and 2 exhibitor passes
  • Target group-specific branding through logo presence on the website and in the app
  • Additional media presence with the Media Package

1.950 € plus VAT for Bitkom members and Regular

Startups on stage

Save the Date: October 16, 2024

The application phase for the Smart Country Startup Award 2024 will be announced here at a later date.

Participation at the Smart Country Startup Award

Clean water thanks to smart sensors, completely new mobility concepts with the help of data analytics - many startups are working to drive digitization in cities, communities and public spaces. In this way, they are making our lives and our everyday lives more efficient, more modern and, above all, simpler.

As the innovation prize of the Smart Country Convention, the Smart Country Startup Award honors young companies with outstanding solutions in the Smart City and GovTech categories. With the Smart Country Startup Award, Bitkom promotes good ideas and innovative concepts around Smart Cities and Digital Government.

Two Categories. Two winners!

Two Categories

Our Highlights for you!

Experience the best pictures of SCCON Startup Award 2022: One evening, six SmartCity & GovTech startups, two winners!
The highlights of the Smart Country Startup Awards, which took place on the second day of SCCON22, can be found here in the official aftermovie. The winners were PipePredict and VoteBase GmbH - two outstanding pioneers for the digital cities and modern administrations of tomorrow.

Startup Award Sponsoring

Become a partner and support talented young founders!

Be part of the Smart Country Startup Award as a partner and present yourself to the startup scene as an innovative company.
Our award offers you the unique opportunity to meet young, exciting companies and talented founders,
to exchange ideas and to establish strategic partnerships with them.


You have any questions? We will be happy to assist you!
T +49 30 3038 2300

hub27 | Berlin Exhibition Grounds

Jafféstrasse 2, Gate 25
14055 Berlin