Focus on innovations: Start-ups@SMM

Meet the maritime industry’s future leaders. Participating Start-ups@SMM are grouped together in dedicated areas. According to their field of service, they are located close to established exhibitors in the sector-specific halls.

Moreover, SMM offers game-changing players an optimal platform for business success with an extensive presentation- and pitch-programme for start-ups and their innovative concepts.


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Start-up Pitches

On 7 September 2022, the Digital Transition Stage in hall B6 is set to be the place for no less than 18 start-ups to pitch their innovative concepts to the public and an expert jury.

The event features three pitch-sessions which will be held throughout the day and in which the contestants compete in four categories: Digital, Marketplace, Hardware, and Inspection.

Start-up Route

You’re looking for the most efficient way to visit start-ups at SMM? This way, please: The Start-up Route route leads you directly to upcoming providers of smart and innovative products, services and concepts for the maritime industry.

A corresponding theme route icon in the online exhibitor directory, visitor guide and app indicates the participating newcomers.



Simone Nakötter

Conference Manager

Maritime Future Summit | Offshore Dialogue | Start-ups@SMM | TradeWinds Shipowners Forum Open Stages

Simone Nakötter