STARTUP – Gateway to the best of German industry

We offer you the unique opportunity to present your company to our network of best German industry corporates – the Munich Network members.
Wether you’re looking for a corporate partner for a POC or MVP project, a R&D collaboration or any kind of industry collaboration for scaling, we’re here to help!
We offer you various application and pitch opportunities throughout our well known programs Venture Forum, Technology Partnering, Innovation Forum and networking events. Additionally, you can create a profile on our corporate radar to present yourself digitally to our industry members.
For all mentioned activities, we select the most interesting startup-profiles that match our network’s tech interests and requirements and where appropriate, enable a connection.


1. Register a profile on our platform & verify your email.

2. Select the startup-opportunity you’d like to apply for by clicking on Category
(You can either choose Corporate Radar, Pitch@Event, specific Program or Startup Award)

3. Fill out all the tabs of the application form
(You can always go back to your application to edit it as long as it’s not submitted. You can copy your application to apply for more events or programs.)

4. Once you’re done, click save + submit. You’ll hear from us shortly after an internal evaluation.

Register on our brand new startup-platform now!

Any questions

concerning our services for startups?
Please contact us!

Katharina Hickel, Director Innovation Scouting & Sourcing

Or call +49-89-630253-42

Current Opportunities for Startups

Start-ups and innovative SMEs

Seize the opportunity to meet with Airbus top management and key experts to showcase your solutions and their relevance to the 4SEA2025 program and become a key partner of the Airbus Maritime ecosystem. Learn more or click on button below.

Application deadline: December 18th 2019!


Get on corporate radar

Seize the opportunity to present your startup-company to our network to start collaborations with the best German industry corporates. After an internal evaluation, we select the most interesting startup-profiles that match our network’s tech interests and enable a connection. Register a profile to get started!

Application always opened!


B2B hardware startups

The Fasttrack batch #3 offers the opportunity to start pilot projects with the 3 German mittelstand companies Max Aicher Group, Hirschvogel Automotive Group & Hoerbiger. We are looking for B2B high-tech hardware startups from any founding stage. Learn more or click on button below.

Application deadline: September 8th 2019!

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Startup Award Digital Energy

This year’s Startup Award on our Digital Energy Innovation Forum 2019 will honour the startup with the most promising innovation and disruptive solution with high growth potential and a plausible business model in the 3 categories “Digital Energy Industry”, “Energy in Real Estate Industry” and “Energy in Mobility Industry”.

Application Deadline: September 15th 2019


Pitch @ networking event

Pitch your startup’s solution within 3 minutes at one of our TecEve and WakeUp! events. We organize networking events for our corporate industry members and offer startups the opportunity to inspire the audience. Check our event page to find a relevant event for the presentation of your solution!

Application opened whenever event is planned!


Best of Lithuania

Together with Enterprise Lithuania, we’re scouting Lithuanian tech-startups to pitch their product and have B2B meetings with large German industry corporates such as Bosch, Audi, Siemens, Airbus, Roche and others. Apply if your solution is in the field of AI, Blockchain, Laser tech, Sensorics and more.

Application deadline: September 15th 2019

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KÄRNTEN Startup2Industry

Opportunity for Austrian startups only!
Together with the Wirtschaftskammer Kärnten (WKO) we’re looking for innovative startups in the fields of logistics, AR / VR for industry solutions, Robotics, intelligent materials & more. Apply to pitch your idea to our leading German industry players!

Application Deadline: August 4th 2019


Former Opportunities for Startups

Schaeffler Venture

Schaeffler Venture Forum 2019

Bring your ideas to life at Venture Forum 2019: Mobility X – Hardware Meets Software with Schaeffler! Schaeffler is one of the most successful automotive and industrial suppliers in the world and is looking forward to partnering with startups with outstanding technologies and strong innovations that will help shape “Mobility for Tomorrow.” Don’t miss the opportunity to work with the best!

Application Deadline: June 16, 2019

Schaeffler Technology Partnering 2019

Schaeffler Technology Partnering Asia/Pacific 2019

Bring your ideas to life at Technology Partnering Asia/Pacific 2019 – Robotics meets urban mobility with Schaeffler! Schaeffler Asia/Pacific owns the global lead for R&D for robotics and urban mobility within Schaeffler and is looking forward to collaborating with the most innovative startups operating in the Asia/Pacific region. Don’t miss the opportunity to work with the best!

Application Deadline: April 14, 2019

traffiX + logistiX

traffiX + logistiX Innovation Award 2019

The traffiX + logistiX Innovation Award 2019 honors the one startup which will replace todays traffic and logistic by providing groundbreaking technological innovation.
Therefore, we are looking for startups which are able to satisfy user demands better by either working more efficient, by offering a more environmentally friendly solution and a higher monetary value to the customer. It´s up to you if it is operating on the road, on rails, at sea, in the air or in space.

Application Deadline: March 24, 2019



The six companies Festo, Kärcher, SICK, SEW-EURODRIVE, TRUMPF and Carl Zeiss are joining forces to reach out to the best startups worldwide. Their goal: Optimizing their HR and Procurement Processes using outstanding technologies. You think your startup will change the future in one of our focus areas? Then proof your service or product and get in touch with six potential costumers.

Application Deadline: January 20, 2019

Digital Energy

Digital Energy Innovation Award 2018

We are happy to invite you to apply for our upcoming Digital Energy Innovation Award that we proudly present with Fraunhofer and Fraunhofer Energy Alliance at the Digital Energy Innovation Forum 2018!

Application Deadline: October 14, 2018

Brose Technology Partnering

Realize your ideas and solutions at Brose. The family-owned company continues to set standards with innovative mechatronic systems and components. That is why they are always looking for new solutions that increase driving comfort, safety and efficiency.

Application Deadline: October 14, 2018

BSH InnoSlam 2018

Your company already offers innovative solutions for the kitchen and home of the future? Or you want to break new ground by conquering the home appliances market alongside a strong corporate partner? BSH Home Appliances Group is offering the most promising start-ups a platform to set a collaboration with Europe’s largest manufacturer of home appliance.

Application Deadline: October 10, 2018

Tuev Sued AI

Let’s put AI to work

TÜV SÜD, IBM and Munich Network invite you to join the summit meeting of a special kind in Munich. Successful and experienced entrepreneurs from industry, economy and politics will meet to exchange experiences with aspiring young entrepreneurs.

Are you ready to join us?

Application Deadline: September 9, 2018


If you are part of a startup that offers a solution in the field of Industry 4.0 and you are looking for the opportunity to prove and/or further develop your technology or solution in a 3-month supported and mentored pilot project, then this could be the start of something big.

Application Deadline: September 2, 2018


By ‘startups’ we mean already founded young companies with focus on creating breakthrough technology innovations and providing disruptive solutions to large enterprises. Minimum requirements: proven technical maturity of the solution in form of a functioning prototype and / or proof of concept.

Great opportunities for recognition and awards in our Innovation Forum Events.

Expert coaching on effective presentation of their business and technology to potential Innovation Consumers and Innovation Enablers.

Various excellent platforms to present their breakthrough innovations to Innovation Consumer and Innovation Enablers.

Face-to-face contact to decision makers from established enterprises and investors.