Spotlight on Innovation – Investor Days Thuringia

On June 14 and 15, 2022, the Investor Days Thuringia will connect the start-up community and investors in Erfurt to spotlight innovations, create collaborations and generate dealflow. Registration for the event is now possible at

Kick-off for one of the largest start-up events in Germany – the Investor Days Thuringia. The 7th edition of the event will take place on June 14 and 15, 2022 in Erfurt and will bring start-ups and innovative growth companies together with potential cooperation partners and investors.

Besides groundbreaking technologies on the pitch stage and in the innovation arena, guests can expect know-how impulses, pitch awards and networking opportunities with national and international stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem, start-ups, scale-ups, investors, SMEs and industry.

Start-ups and growth companies can now apply for the pitch stage. Guests and investors can also book their tickets and benefit from early bird conditions.

Two days – countless opportunities

The Pitch Day on June 14 puts startups and their innovations in the spotlight. The IDT-Pitch-Stage and the Innovation arena offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their future-oriented business concepts and to convince investors, corporates and those keen on innovation. Both investors and the audience will decide which start-up has the greatest potential to shape the future with its innovation in a Live-Voting. At the end of the day, the best pitch performances will be awarded attractive prize money and further prizes.

In addition to start-ups from Thuringia, Germany and the world, promising start-ups from the Thuringian Regional Innovation Program (TRIP) will present themselves at the Investor Days. As the accelerator program of the Free State of Thuringia, TRIP creates the best conditions for accelerating start-up innovations in a targeted manner and making them investment-ready.

The second day is dedicated to the exchange between investors and Thuringian growth companies. After an exclusive event for investors, the innovative growth companies will present themselves with pitches. In addition to the live pitches from various industries, the event will offer inputs and discussions on topics such as transformation and open innovation. For those interested in the life sciences, the medways “Future Conference on Medical Technology” will take place parallel to the main program.

Over and over again, the Investor Days Thüringen gain a lot of international attention and attract entrepreneurs, investors and partners from all over the world. In 2021 alone, the event digitally connected and networked participants from 17 countries. This year, Indonesia joins the event as a key country. With its dynamic startup scene and high-tech innovations, the country offers many opportunities for cross-regional and international knowledge transfer and cooperation.

Registration for #IDT22 is open

Become part of #IDT22 and secure your ticket at

  • Start-ups and growth companies can apply for the pitch stage including preparatory pitch trainings and exhibition in the Innovation arena.
  • VC investors, bankers and business angels who are looking for new technologies, innovative projects and the best deal flow are invited to participate as investors.
  • SMEs, networkers and innovators can explore the start-up community and make new contacts.

Guests and investors can secure their IDT ticket until June 7, 2022. Early Bird prices are available until April 30, 2022.

More information about the Investor Days can be found at:


The Investor Days Thüringen are an initiative of the Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thüringen (STIFT) and the beteiligungsmanagement thüringen GmbH (bm|t) to connect innovative start-ups and growth companies with potential cooperation partners as well as with investors and business angels every year in June.

Since 1993, STIFT has selflessly pursued the promotion of science, research and technology along the entire educational and economic development chain. In individual cases, STIFT itself also acts as a financial sponsor and invests as an early-stage and side investor in promising Thuringian start-ups. STIFT is involved as a co-organizer of the Investor Days as part of the ThEx innovativ project, which is supported by the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society with funds from the European Social Fund.

The bm|t based in Erfurt, is the first address for venture capital investments in Thuringia, Germany. bm|t currently manages nine investment funds with a total volume of EUR 350 million and invests in innovative companies with strong growth potential across all industries and all phases of the company life cycle.


Christiane Kilian
Stiftung für Technologie, Innovation und Forschung Thüringen (STIFT)
Projektleiterin ThEx innovativ
Häßlerstraße 8 | 99096 Erfurt
Tel.: 03 61 · 789 23-74


Karin Rabe
bm-t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh
M.Welsch-Str.6a | 99084 Erfurt
Tel: 0361 · 7447-605

TRIP ist eine Initiative der STIFT im Rahmen des Projektes ThEx innovativ und wird gefördert durch den Freistaat Thüringen aus Mitteln des Europäischen Sozialfonds Plus.

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