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Interpoma Future Hub 2020

Revolutionize the apple industry

Revolutionize the apple industry

Apple innovators wanted! Become part of the Future Hub of Interpoma Connetcs 2020, the new and digital format of the the internationally renowned tradeshow on the apple (located in South Tyrol). Present your product or service to leading technology companies, customers and opinion leaders. Use your chance to successful grow your network and change the industry.


  • Apple farming
  • Apple producing machinery & appliances
  • Apple warehousing technologies
  • Smart fruit agriculture
  • Sustainable fruit farming
  • Prediction & monitoring for the apple industry
  • Innovative apple products & derivatives

19.11. - 20.11.2020

Application closed!

Bolzano, South Tyrol

Messe Bozen AG | Messe Platz 1, 39100 Bolzano, Italy

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Revolutionize the apple industry.

Present your startup at the digital version of world-renowned tradeshow on the apple in South Tyrol.

Who are we looking for?

Get a lot of visibility at the Future Hub of Interpoma Connects 2020! You should already have a first prototype to demonstrate to the audience and be looking to grow your network with leading tech companies, customers and opinion leaders. We will invite the 8 most exciting startups which offer innovative products or services in the fields of apple farming and warehousing, apple products, sustainable apple cultivating and producing, smart fruit agriculture and all other innovative products or technologies all around the apple.


Scope of the Interpoma Future Hub

Interpoma is the world’s only trade show exclusively about apples – and therefore the perfect platform for the global apple industry. The exhibition this year will be held in a new, hybrid, format to guarantee the international character also in times of travel restrictions.

Every second year more than 20.000 people meet at Interpoma to discover novelties, network and share their ideas about trends and opportunities in the industry.

The Interpoma Future Hub brings together innovative agriculture & apple startups and players and opinion leaders of the apple industry for fruitful talks, growing networks and new business relationships.

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We’re looking for startups that offer services/products for:

Apple farming
Sustainable fruit farming
Producing machinery & appliances
Prediction & monitoring for the apple industry
Apple warehousing technologies
Innovative apple products & derivatives
Smart fruit agriculture
Other breakthrough solutions?
Show us your solution & convince us that you are the perfect fit for this year

What’s in it for you?

Exclusive Startup Discount

Get an exclusive startup discount and pay only 249 EUR  (+ VAT)! Choose, whether attend physically or virtually to meet international industry players.


Connect with leading operators of the apple industry via Interpoma Business Match, a virtual matchmaking platform for the international audience.

2 days of full visibility

A 2 min video of your solution will be shown throughout the event, but also on the Future Hub Website. Optional physical presence is an add-on!

Media Coverage

Receive press coverage, get mentioned in the exhibitor catalog, the Interpoma Magazine and on exclusive Future Hub Website.

The Video Pitch

Get supported in creating the best video! The audience will vote for the best videos, which can present themselves again in the final pitch for the Startup Award.

The Startup Award

Get the chance to pitch in front of a renowned jury to win the popular Startup award which grants you a free booth at the Interpoma 2021.

Prize for the winning startup - Win a free booth

The winning startup will receive an exhibition stand of 9m² at the Interpoma 2021 worth € 2.000.

About Interpoma Connects 2020 – Digital Days for the Apple Economy

Interpoma, the only trade show in the world dedicated exclusively to apples, returns twice as strong! The “Interpoma Connects 2020 – Digital Days for the Apple Economy”, a series of digital events, which are going to take place on November 19 and 20, 2020. The Digital Days consist in a two-day session of the “Interpoma Congress” and other well-known formats like the “Interpoma Future Hub”, the digital platform for the promotion of international start- and scaleups. But there are also some new additions, such as the “Interpoma Business Match”, a virtual matchmaking platform for international companies and customers.

The traditional Interpoma Congress is a prominent stage for innovations and startups, events and presentation of the newest developments of the industry. Market trends, varietal innovation, sustainable apple production, and high-tech fruit production are just a few highlight topics of this years Congress.

Truly a new and exciting format, with a very clear advantage: Even in this year of global emergency, our visitors from all over the world will be able to enrich their know-how and strike new business friendships without moving from their desk!

About Interpoma (2021)

The well known and loved Interpoma exhibition, with its hundreds of products to see and touch, will be held in autumn 2021, from November 4-6. And even if we have to wait a little longer, we are already looking forward to welcoming once again more than 20,000 visitors and 460 exhibitors from over 70 countries from all over the world here in Bolzano.

With its 19,000 hectares (44,000 acres) of orchards, South Tyrol is the largest contiguous apple-growing area in all of Europe. With its know-how and standards of technology, it is among the leading apple-producing regions in the world. The capital of South Tyrol is consequently the ideal location for the world-renowned tradeshow on the apple.

It aims to present the entire process chain from cultivation and storage, right up to marketing for an international audience. However, it will feature apple varieties and derivatives, new approaches to sustainability, machinery and devices as well as production equipment.

Interpoma is far more than a showcase for the apple: it is about sharing opinions, industry buzz, research and innovation insights, and in particular networks and networking in the apple sector.

Agenda Interpoma Future Hub 2020

Detailed schedule coming soon!



Meet the international audience via Interpoma Business Match


Audience voting session to select the best pitching video




Meet the international audience via Interpoma Business Match


Pitch your startup to our top-class jury
Winner ceremony

Get yout booth at the Interpoma Future Hub

Apple innovators wanted!

Present yout startup at the Future Hub of Interpoma Connects 2020, the internationally renowned digital event on the apple, located in South Tyrol.

Use your chance to successful grow your network and change the industry.


How to apply

To apply for the Future Hub, please click the “Apply now” button above and fill in the application form. It will only take a couple of minutes. After evaluating your application, we will get in contact with you. The spots are limited.

Application Deadline: 30.09.2020  Extended Application Deadline: 11.10.2020 –> Application closed

(Rolling Admission). We are looking forward to your application!

Who can apply?

We are looking for startups in the B2B as well as B2C field in the categories mentioned above. If you want to be part of the exhibition, it is important that you already have a first prototype to demonstrate at the Inteproma exhibition. You should also have first (pilot) customers.

What happens after my application?

A selection committee will choose up to 8 startups out of all applications received. The committee will take its decision by mid of October 2020. The selected startups will be granted to get the Startup Exhibition Package within the Interpoma Connects 2020.

Is it for free?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer you everything for free. But you will get a highly attractive offer which contains the full Startup Exhibition Package for only 249 EUR for both days. All benefits included are listed under “What’s in it for you?”.

Do I have to attend physically?

Due to travel restriction we changed the physical event into a hybrid one. You can attend physically (best security standards are guaranteed), but virtually as well.

What about accommodation?

In case of a physical attendance accommodation recommendations are provided through the Messe Bozen / Fiera Bolzano as soon as your participation is confirmed. Costs for accommodation will not be covered.

What is the Startup Award?

Interpoma Connects 2020 will also host the “Interpoma Startup Award”. This award features  pitching sessions, one where the public audience is invited to vote on the best  video pitch and one where a selected jury of investors and key stakeholders will vote and honor the best and most innovative startup at the event.

In which language do I have to pitch?

The event and the pitches will be held in English/Italian/German. You are free to choose in which of these languages you want to pitch.

Are you ready to revolutionize the apple industry?
Get in touch.

Eva Zingerle Eva Zingerle +39 349 8868809

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