New Innovation Park for startups announced for ISE 2025

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the pro AV and systems integration event, has unveiled its new Innovation Park for ISE 2025.

Centrally located in Congress Square, this exciting feature will run daily from 4th to 7th February 2025, offering startups a prime opportunity to present their innovative business ideas and network with industry leaders. The Innovation Park will boast a dedicated Investors Lounge and a Pitching Stage, with startup venture capital experts Plug & Play curating the programme for all four days.

Mike Blackman, Managing Director at Integrated Systems Events, explained: “The introduction of Innovation Park cements ISE’s legacy of championing innovation in the pro AV and systems integration sectors. The ISE 2024 Visitor Survey revealed that 64% of attendees are eager to discover new products and services, with 80% of visitors playing a pivotal role in purchasing decisions, and 47% expecting to invest in or spend with exhibitors they meet at the show - making ISE the ideal place to take your business idea to the next level.”

Introducing Innovation Park

At ISE 2025, the Innovation Park will be the hub of entrepreneurial activity. This dedicated space is tailored to bolster startups – those in the early stages with unique products or services aiming for rapid growth. Key features of Innovation Park include:

  • Exhibition Area: This exclusive space features promotional pods where startups can showcase their latest innovations. Positioned in front of ISE's influential audience, it provides opportunities to engage with potential buyers, suppliers, and investors
  • Pitching Stage: Managed by Plug and Play, an early-stage venture capital firm, the Pitching Stage offers startups a platform to present their innovations to experts, investors, and business professionals
  • Investors Forum: Held on the first day of ISE 2025, this exclusive event offers investors and startups the chance to discuss industry trends and gain additional exposure
  • Matchmaking / Networking Lounge: This lounge facilitates strategic connections between startups and potential partners or investors, fostering collaborative opportunities
  • Hackathon: An exciting competition where industry experts and students collaborate to solve problems and develop innovative solutions in real-time. Winning teams will be announced on the final day of ISE
  • Startup Networking Evening Event: A relaxed, informal event where startups can build relationships and network in an engaging atmosphere

Applications for Innovation Park are now open. If you're a startup looking to accelerate your business growth, apply today!