incube8 brings together established companies and start-ups. Your company's business challenge is matched to a product idea of a start-up.
In workshops or similar formats, the companies work together with Koelnmesse's Campus Team, which offers support while carrying out the innovation project. The Campus team searches its own start-up database and within its network for suitable candidates.
The final selection of a suitable start-up is up to you. The product ideas are evaluated and after your selection a contractual cooperation is agreed upon. During this time you can use incube8 for meetings, workshops and other formats and further develop your ideas in the immediate proximity of the exhibition centre.
The various programmes each relate to one of Koelnmesse's fields of competence: Interior, Food, Digital Media & Entertainment and Digital Services.
During this time, the start-ups work closely with you and the Campus team to ensure the best possible development of product and business ideas.
The innovations can be tested directly at Koelnmesse events. The experience and knowledge gained through the direct market testing at said events, will support the further development of the ideas. The products and business ideas will then be presented at a special event to the industry’s decision-makers.