Start Up Area

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		SHK+E ESSEN 2024_Gelaendeplan mit Sonderflaechen

Whether digitalisation, smart home or energy management systems - the ever-changing SHK industry offers a wealth of opportunities for inventive entrepreneurs to get off to a successful start with a new idea. Networking with start-ups and learning from each other is a high priority for the SHK industry.

Together with VdZ, SHK+E ESSEN will again present its own exhibition area Startup@SHK ESSEN in Hall 1, Stand 1D11, where young founders will present their innovative developments, products and services to the trade public and give visitors an impression of the future viability of the industry.


The VdZ (Wirtschaftsvereinigung Gebäude und Energie e.V.) is committed to sustainable and energy-efficient building technology. Its members provide technologies and measures for the economical, energy-efficient modernization of buildings and are a driving force for the implementation of energy and climate targets.

As an industry association, it represents the interests of the three-tier value chain of building and energy technology: industry, wholesale and installation trades. Since 2019, it has been specifically networking suitable startups with the SHK industry and bringing startups to relevant industry trade fairs and events, for example. At SHK+E ESSEN 2024, VdZ will support the new exhibition area for young startups.

Participating exhibitors