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Sponsoring Startup Award

Smart Country Startup Award at a glance

Clean water thanks to smart sensors, completely new mobility concepts with the help of data analysis - many start-ups are working to drive digitalization in cities, municipalities and public spaces. They are making our lives and our everyday lives more efficient, more modern and, above all, simpler.

The Smart Country Startup Award honors outstanding innovations in the categories Smart City and GovTech. Get Started, the startup initiative of the digital association Bitkom and exclusive partners, promotes good ideas and innovative concepts relating to smart cities and digital administration with the Smart Country Startup Award.

The stage is set for bright minds and drivers of innovation

Founders and founding teams are invited to submit their innovative ideas and forward-looking concepts, to be among the six finalists of the Smart Country Startup Award and to pitch for the Innovation Award. The best startups will have the chance to present their projects to an expert jury and a live audience.

Celebrate and support upcoming startups that are shaping the cities of the future with their inspiring business ideas and advancing the digitization of public administration. Become a partner and support talented young founders!

When: October 16, 2024 | Plaza Stage

Two categories. Two winners!

The categories

The focus is on your brand

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.

The partner package



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Impressions from #SCSA23

One evening, six Smart City & GovTech startups, two winners! The highlights of the Smart Country Startup Awards, which took place on the second day of #SCCON23, can be found here in the official aftermovie. The winners were PLAN4 Software and SUMM AI - two outstanding pioneers for the digital cities and modern administrations of tomorrow.