Apply to Innovation Market at Finnish Agricultural machinery trade fair

Innovation Market is an annual joint exhibition area taking place this year at the Finnish Agricultural machinery trade fair in Helsinki. Finnish Rural Network invites EIP-AGRI Operational Groups, innovative projects as well as innovation support service providers to apply to join the Innovation Market to showcase what is happening in R&D in agriculture, forestry, and horticulture.

Does your project have an innovation that you would like to present at Innovation Market? Are you developing a product for agriculture and need the end users’ perspective? Your idea has a good chance of being presented at the Innovation Market organized by the Finnish Rural Network.

The Agricultural machinery trade fair is Finland’s largest indoor event for agricultural and forestry professionals. The fair will take place on the 17th – 19th of October, 2024 in Helsinki, Finland.

Over the years, the Innovation Market has developed into a well-known exhibition area with a rich and diverse programme alongside the fair. This year there will be at least innovation reviews, walking tours and a networking event. We may come up also something extra!

Why to join?

  • Here we bring the innovations close to the end-users. What an effective way to get feedback on your innovation!
  • Find potential new partners for future collaboration projects
  • You can easily network with a wide range of experts
  • Joining forces to showcase new innovations – the way to get noticed
  • Visibility at the fair as well as on our social media

To whom?

We are looking for

  • EIP-AGRI Operational Groups
  • innovation and technology projects in agriculture, forestry, and horticulture
  • other innovative activities or innovation support service providers

We also welcome international participants that have a solution suitable for the Finnish operating environment. Note! This year we are excluding companies from the call. Start-ups should ask for the fair stands adjacent to Innovation Market. For this please contact the fair organizer Leo Potkonen, That’s the way to get in the buzz happening at Innovation Market!

Innovation Market exhibition area is organized by the Finnish Rural Network, AgriHubi and the BioBoosters business accelerator and Finnish Future Farm project of Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences. The exhibitors are selected via an open call closing in August. During autumn, Finnish Rural Network creates a unified graphic design for the exhibition area. However, you can strongly influence the text and image content of your stand. There are no separate costs for participating. You will be responsible for your travel and accommodation costs and, if necessary, your own materials such as brochures.

Fill out the application by August 7th, 2024.

Experiences and feedback from Innovation Market 2023

Innovation Market 2023 brought together 35 exhibitors – 10 EIP-AGRI Operational Groups, 15 start-ups and 16 other innovative projects – with a total of +100 staff persons from 39 organizations.

“Everything was fantastic: starting from preparation stage and ending with the last day. Separately, I would like to note that the stand was perfectly designed; the organizers provided everything necessary to demonstrate the capabilities of our solution. The location of our pavilion was also ideally chosen: a busy and passable place. Participation in the pitch session was also well organized. I’m absolutely delighted, thank you very much!”

Need for more information?

Contact: network coordinator Tuija Kallio, Finnish Rural Network, tuija.kallio(a), tel. +358 50 594 7993

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