Start-up Expo

We are sorry to inform you but, this year, due to the pandemic situation, the Expo will not be organised. If you are a start-up interested in our event, please send us an e-mail to to discuss further possibilities. Thank you for your understanding.

Until then, please let us share with you the most important information about the expo and summarise those exciting four instalments, we have had the chance to organise. We hope, the circumstance will allow us next year to organise the Expo.

Previous Expos

A the side event of think.BDPST strategic conference on innovation, Start-up Expo is an international exhibition joined by representatives of the start-up world. In 2020, innovative enterprises, innovators, and start-ups will have the opportunity to present their ideas, solutions, and prototypes in front of an international audience and investors.

The Start-up Expo includes Pitch Sessions and several interactive workshops that provide a platform for talented people full of ideas, start-ups, SMEs, and corporations to introduce their activities and ideas of how to create an ecosystem of innovation.

In 2020, Start-up Expo will focus on the regulation of high-tech-engineering innovations of deep technology start-ups, which can fundamentally change our lives in the near future. Although the regulation of this emerging sector is a key issue of the coming years, it is indisputable that these innovations also have great potential to be discussed and presented, therefore, the aim of the Start-up Expo is to bring together the brightest start-up solutions and take a glimpse into the opportunities of this emerging sector.


Young Leaders' Forum

The think.BDPST Young Leaders’ Forum (YLF) features outstanding young professionals (aged 24-38) soon to become important actors and decision-makers in the field of innovation, technology, informatics, water science, water management, environmental sciences, and the connected social sciences, natural sciences, and legal studies. YLF is the only forum in Central Europe that gathers young professionals from the region who are active in the field of innovation, and provides them a platform where new innovative initiatives and ideas can be shared to implement new, innovative systems, solutions, and inventions. YLF connects experts from the fields of social sciences, legal studies, and natural sciences to create a bridge between these fields and help young decision makers to make their innovations more effective and  better understand different aspects of current issues. In the meantime, YLF makes it possible for these young professionals to improve their leadership potential and learn new skills that will make them more competitive in their fields of expertise.

The main purpose of YLF is to foster a lively dialogue among young innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, PhD researchers, policy experts active in public administration, and young professionals working at companies that are investing in innovative projects. During the four-day event, participants have the opportunity to exchange best practices, experience, ideas, and knowledge, and improve their skills through panel discussions, seminars, and workshops.

The programme of YLF 2020 is focusing on issues connected to the nexus of innovation, technology, and environment. There are two main topics to be discussed in different formats during the forum: the responsibility of social media and the internet in influencing public perceptions of environmental issues, and the role of science, technology, and innovation in shaping the future of water as a key global resource.

For further information on the event, please visit the webpage.

A Glimpse into the Future