Innovation Showcase: Innofest's Impact Start-Ups of 2023

Damien Taylor (ChefChain), François Gerard (TOOPI), Beth Massa (Ozark), Teun van ’t Veer (Renset)
Moderator: Linda Vermaat (Innofest)

The pressing need for innovation, sustainability and social change within the music industry is undeniable. Is there are more fitting way to accelerate the transition than to use festival infrastructure as testing grounds?

This program showcases the five most promising Innofest startups of 2023. They address critical issues such as carbon footprint reduction, waste management, and accessibility – ultimately benefiting both festival-goers and the planet. This year’s innovations include:

- A calculator that maps the CO2 footprint of festival food by Blockchain diner

- A natural fertilizer made from human urine collected at events by Toopi

- A flexible and renewable energy supply through interchangeable batteries by Renset

- A mobile washing facility to clean reusable plates and cutlery on-site by Ozarka

All start-ups have a test record to prove their impact. Join the showcase to meet the entrepreneurs, learn more about testing opportunities, or find out how your event can make an impact through innovation. And stay seated for a special award ceremony after this program!

Who is this program for?

This showcase is designed for live event and festival organisers, music venues, (impact) entrepreneurs or startups, and suppliers. This program is part of ADE Green: please note that you need an ADE Pro orADE Green ticket to join this program. For the full ADE Green program, please check here.

About Innofest

This showcase is presented by Innofest. Innofest offers startups and scaleups the chance to test prototypes at festivals, kickstarting their success. By validating key assumptions at an early stage, startups increase their innovation’s chances of success and extract crucial evidence for investors or launching customers.

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