Applications startups

Are you taking the construction and mining machinery industry to the next level with your startup? Then bauma is the perfect platform for you to present your startup to the global construction, building materials and mining industry.

Please note the opening hours of the Innovation Hall bauma LAB0 and thus also those of the Startup Area: Monday, April 7 to Friday, April 11, 2025.

The startup area at bauma

In 2022, bauma succeeded in connecting more than 3,200 exhibitors with over 495,000 visitors. In 2025, bauma will also be "the place to be" – because nowhere else in the world will you find a comparable number of international key players and decision-makers in the construction machinery sector who are looking for future solutions for the industry and for intensive industry exchange.

Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase yourself in this top-class setting and generate relevant leads at the world's leading trade fair for the industry. Secure one of the limited exhibitor spaces in the bauma startup area - powered by VDMA Startup-Machine in our Innovation Hall LAB0.

All the advantages of the Start-up Area at a glance:

  • Showcase and source of inspiration for the latest innovations in the construction machinery sector
  • Networking hub that brings together young innovators, established players in the construction machinery industry and players in the Start-up ecosystem around ConTech innovations and gets new projects off the ground
  • Daily changing thematic Start-up Sessions in the bauma Forum with innovative Start-up presentations on solutions in the industry's top trend topics

Application as a startup

The Application as a Startup at the Startup Area is only possible via the online application form. The application is not binding. Please note that the admission and scheduling of the Startups will be done by decision of the bauma project management based on the mentioned requirement criteria. The placement offers will be sent to the start-ups after approval and the application deadline. (Expected 15 October)

Important: The Innovation Hall bauma LAB0 and thus also the Startup Area are only open from Monday, April 7 to Friday, April 11, 2025.

Official start for applying as a startup: April 2, 2024

Official deadline for applying as a startup: September 30, 2024

Applications received after the application deadline will be placed on our waiting list for the time being.

Tip: If possible, please use the browser Google Chrome in order to fill in the online application form. In other browsers display problems may occur.

We are looking forward to your registration request!

Topics of the start-ups:

  • Climate neutrality – strategy, investment, roadmap
  • Alternative drive concepts - opportunity, limits, infrastructure
  • Networked construction - machines, processes, people
  • Sustainable construction - carbon footprint, resource conservation, circular economy
  • Mining challenge - security of supply of commodities, automation, ESG

Admission criteria for start-ups

  • Startups that have been in existence as an independent company for less than ten years and have successfully passed the seed and foundation stages
  • Market capitalization of less then EUR 50 million
  • classification in at least one point of the key topics for the start-ups
  • all Eligibility can be found in the "Special Terms of Participation B"

Become part of the start-up area and book our all-inclusive start-up package including:

  • 6 m² stand space on the startup joint exhibition area powered by VDMA Startup-Machine
  • Application fee
  • 2 exhibitor passes
  • AUMA charge
  • Mandatory communication fee (Basic entry in the exhibition list, interactive e-mail address and website as hyperlink, linking to common social media channels)
  • Stand construction incl. logo printing (table, seating, lighting, 2 shelves, brochure holders)
  • Overall coordination of the trade fair stand and on-site event management
  • Communicative support of the Startup Area by Messe München & VDMA

Package price: EUR 5,590 excl. VAT

The Startup Area in the LAB0 innovation hall at bauma 2025

Status: February, 2024. Subject to changes.

Application for a speaker slot on the bauma Forum stage

In your application for a startup stand you also have the opportunity to apply for a speaker slot in the bauma Forum. All information on this can be found on our Call for Paper webpage.

Jessica Kensy
  • Exhibition Manager
Juliane Salten
  • Project Manager VDMA Startup-Machine Services