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Interpoma Innovation Camp

Reshaping the apple industry

Enthusiasts in the apple industry wanted

We are searching for new opportunities that add significant value to the apple industry. Present your startup to leading companies, numerous customers, and opinion leaders.
Use your chance to successfully grow your network and revolutionize the market. Apply now!


Apply early and increase your chances

Bolzano, South Tyrol

Messe Bozen AG | Messe Platz 1, 39100 Bolzano, Italy

  • Agriculture
  • Apple
  • Future
  • Startup
  • ValueChain
  • Food

Startups wanted! We are searching for new opportunities that add significant value to the apple industry.

Questions? Contact us

Patricia Schandlbauer
Patricia Schandlbauer+43 660 7029787

Who are we looking for?

Startups offering an innovative product or service in the field of farming and technology. If you have expertise and innovative solutions in the apple industry then the Interpoma Innovation Camp is the place for you to be.

We are looking for solutions along the whole value chain:

  • Cultivation
  • Storage
  • Packaging
  • Marketing
  • Proecssing

Scope of the project

South Tyrol is with its 18.400 hectares cultivated area, the biggest producer of apples in Europe. Therefore, it is not surprising that the world’s largest apple exhibition was established in Bolzano. In order to revolutionize the apple, the Messe Bozen has dedicated an innovation camp towards the topic of “the future apple”.

Apple Production South Tyrol Map

from the moment the apple is picked from the tree to the arrival at the warehouse


from the warehouse to the finished product


from diversity of varieties to marketing and branding of the apple


from the moment the farmer receives the seedling to the harvest of the apple

What’s in there for you – the startup?

You on stage

Present your idea on stage in front of a jury and the public


Exchange knowledge and experiences with leading experts


Get access to a large target group and sell your service and/or product


Get the chance to work with leading mentors


Profit from synergies

Ideas, ideas, ideas, ...

Get inspired by the variety of ideas & be part of the experience

Beautiful Bozen

Have a great time in beautiful Bolzano

Prizes for the winning startup


Winner startup will receive an exhibition stand between 9-12m2 for the Interpoma 2018, worth around € 2,500


Winner startup can present itself at Fruit Logistica 2018 during the press conference for the Interpoma 2018

About Interpoma and Agrialp

New apple varieties, new mutations, new crop protection methods, new machinery and equipment, new means of production: Interpoma – international trade fair for the cultivation, storage and marketing of apples – in this format the world’s only available industry event that takes place every second year in beautiful Bolzano and inspires guests from around the world.

Within the frame of this year, Agrialp – the most important agricultural fair in the Alpine region – will take place. 2017 Agrialp celebrates the 25th edition of the Tradition Fair for Alpine Agriculture. This means 25 times agriculture up close with the most valuable information from the South Tyrolean farmers’ association and the latest machines from the most renowned suppliers.

In view of the perfect start the Agrialp fair is kicked-off with the Interpoma Innovation Camp.
Here startups can demonstrate their innovative vision of the future of the apple.

Agenda Innovation Camp


08:00 – 08:30
08:30 – 09:00
Welcome & Introduction
09:00 – 09:30
Intro: Apple industry in South Tyrol
09:30 – 10:00
Presentations startups
10:00 – 11:45
Mentoring rounds
11:45 – 12:30
Working lunch
12:30 – 14:15
Mentoring rounds

14:15 – 15:45
Preparation for the final pitch
15:45 – 16:00
Talk on innovation
16:00 – 16:15
Keynote by FFRobotics
16:15 – 17:15
Presentation & final results from jury and public
17:30 – 18:00
Announcement winner & get-together
Get-together and aperitivo at the Südtiroler Bauernbund exhibition stand (exhibition hall, stand A04)


agra2b GmbH






HK - Horticultural Knowledge

Keynote by



Cristiano Spadoni
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Kaasten Reh

Rafał Szeleźniak

Georg Kössler

Georg Kössler

Christian Weithaler

Christian Weithaler

Massimo Tagliavini
University of Bozen

Massimo Tagliavini

Hubert Hofer

Thomas Mur
Fiera Bolzano

Thomas Mur


Christian Fischer
Christian Fischer
University Bolzano
Walter Guerra
Walter Guerra
Research Center Laimburg
Kurt Werth
Kurt Werth
Michael Stauder
Michael Stauder
IDM South Tyrol
Martin Weger
Martin Weger
Patrick Ohnewein
Patrick Ohnewein
IDM South Tyrol
Astrid Weiß
Astrid Weiss
South Tyrolian Farmer's Association
Christian Gruber
Christian Gruber
Andrea Giusti
Andrea Giusti
Fraunhofer Innovation Engineering Center
Stefan Pircher
Stefan Pircher
Association of Agricultural School Graduates

This was 2016 @ Innovation Camp Interpoma

Join the Interpoma Innovation Camp

We are searching for new opportunities that add significant value to the apple industry. Present your startup to leading companies, numerous customers, and opinion leaders.

Use your chance to successfully grow your network revolutionize the market.


How to apply

Applying for this outstanding experience is straight forward. Please press the “Apply now” button and fill out the provided questionnaire and submit your application. It will only take a couple of minutes. Following your completed application, we will contact you for a personal interview.
Rolling Admission; latest admission deadline: October 13th, 2017
We are looking forward to your application!

Ticket to the Interpoma Innovation Camp (free) includes

participation at the Innovation Camp, lunch, aperitif, get together event with 200 people from the industry and will provide you with an entrance ticket for the upcoming Agrialp fair.

Travel Expenses

The expenses regarding transportation to and from will not be reimbursed. The Innovation camp will provide you with the hotel recommendations.


Accommodation recommendations are provided through the Messe Bozen as soon as your participation is confirmed. Costs for accommodation will not be covered.

Innovation Camp Outline

The Innovation Camp aims to collaboratively identify and build new dimensions on the market. The primary language will be English, in order to incorporate various international participants.

Non-disclosure agreement not available

It will not be necessary to sign a non-disclosure agreement to participate at the camp. The aim of the project is to create an open platform for communication and exchange of knowledge.

Are you ready to revolutionize the apple industry?
Get in touch.

Patricia Schandlbauer Patricia Schandlbauer +43 660 7029787

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