Start-Ups Present Themselves in Live Pitches

As part of the INNOVATIONBOX, start-ups will present their business models and ideas in live pitches at FACHPACK. On the opening day, the topics included IT solutions for tracking containers – and software that promises insight into the topic of recyclability.

New solutions for old problems: that’s what many are hoping for from start-ups. If you watch the pitches in the INNOVATIONBOX forum, this expectation will not be disappointed. On the opening day, five companies from the information technology and software providers presented themselves in short rounds of introductions. The first was Aspion from Karlsruhe. The founding idea: data loggers such as shock sensors for monitoring the transport of sensitive goods do not have to be expensive and can remain operable without specialist knowledge. At least, that is the claim of the „Aspion G-Log“. Aspion celebrated its tenth birthday this year, so it is no longer a newcomer. Around 500 customers now use Aspion technology to transport shock-sensitive goods around the globe, such as measuring machines, transformers, fuel cells, inverters, and electronic equipment.

Wide range of solutions

Ensuring availability and preventing container shrinkage: this is what BOX ID Systems, a cloud service for industrial logistics founded in 2018, is all about. It makes flows of goods and containers visible across locations and uses them to generate control data for logistics. According to the company, BOX ID’s wireless network sensors can track mobile assets such as containers for up to ten years, even across national borders – and comparatively cheaply.

Meanwhile, Vivian Loftin, Anna Zießow, and Christian Knobloch are pursuing a completely different topic with their start-up Recyda. The trio found each other in a project run by the Futury foundation organization in Frankfurt in fall 2019, which linked students with industry partners for three months. In their startup, they are now addressing the problem that assessing the recyclability of packaging on an international scale is extremely complex. Maintaining an overview is time-consuming. The start-up Recyda wants to address this challenge with its software solution. It is designed to make knowledge about international recyclability centrally and digitally accessible. Users can quickly and easily find out whether packaging can be recycled in selected countries. Both individual packages and entire packaging assortments can be viewed.

These three examples are only a small excerpt from the program of the first day. The next two days will also be exciting. On Wednesday, easy2cool will be presenting paper cooling bags. On Thursday, FairCup will present itself – a young company that began as a student project in 2017, but is already attracting a lot of attention.

The start-up pitches will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day in the INNOVATIONBOX forum (Hall 4, Booth 4-265) – and via livestream on myFACHPACK.

The live pitches are supported by BayStartUP. The Bavarian network for start-ups and investors wants to make it easier for founders to get started. With a brokered investment volume of more than 300 million euros in over 300 actively managed financing rounds since 2015, the network says it now plays a pioneering role in early-stage financing in Europe.

Companies from the live pitches will also be present at the FACHPACK booths, in Hall 1 (Booth 1-113) and in Hall 7A (Booths 7A-515 and 7A-507). Information on the exhibitors can also be found on myFACHPACK.