New Business & Startups


The call for startups has ended on July 20

selection in progress

The call for startups has officially ended on July 20 and the international jury will now select the 30 best applicants until July 31. 

All applicants will be contacted individually and receive further information on event packages and program details for the festival. 

If you are a startup and didn´t apply to participate in the #DRF21 pitches you can still buy reduced startup tickets and visit the festival. Early bird tickets are available until July 31. 

The 30 best European startups meet international investors and industry executives

The DRESDEN ROBOTICS FESTIVAL welcomes the 30 highly innovative European startups who challenge to disrupt the robotics industry in the future. Startups will pitch their venture on the main stage in front of robotics and industry executives as well as  international investors on 16th and 17th September live in Dresden.

Facts & Figures

The Application

Provide us with the requested data so that our jury can make a decision in the selection process.

The Pitch

You have 5 minutes to present your startup. On-site you can show slides. 

The Audience

You have the possibility to pitch your venture in front of international high-tech investors and industry executives. 

Your Pitch as VOD

We will record your pitch and provide it in your #drf21 event profile at #drf21 digital event Sept. 20 - 22.

Frontier Technologies

Current advances in robotics are the result of pioneering research globally. What is in the pipeline and how can you chip in?

Get in Touch!

Thomas Schulz

Managing Director

E-Mail: ts[at]