The Innovation Journey

We connect you with the movers and shakers of tomorrow

Surprising perspectives, unusual formats and inspiring ideas: Messe München’s Innovation Journey takes you on a trip into the future! Experience innovation live, right where it’s happening. In a small and exclusive group at C-level, you meet movers and shakers from startups and high-tech companies, discuss ideas and technologies with researchers, and get an unfiltered insight into what goes on behind the scenes. A unique experience for everyone who’s actively shaping the future—and a valuable edge in terms of knowledge into the bargain.

Experience the new for yourself, hear outstanding experts and speakers on the latest topics, exchange ideas with them and each other in person—all that provides plenty of fresh impetus and impresses the Innovation Journey participants again and again. Dr. Holger Feist, Chief Strategy Officer of Messe München

The Innovation Journey, now on its sixth run, took off at IAA MOBILITY 2021 on the ‘Future of mobility in a connected and sustainable world’.

The sixth Innovation Journey took off at IAA MOBILITY 2021 on the “Future of Mobility in a connected and sustainable world”.

The Future of Mobility and Logistics


Under the slogan “Future of Mobility and Logistics”, the Innovation Journey in June 2019 took a look at the future of merchandise management. Taxi rides in the air, saving energy at the same time; containers that are shot through tubes almost at the speed of sound to the loading site at the Port of Hamburg: no pipe dreams, but potential reality.

Click here to find out all about the Innovation Journey@transport logistic.

Embrace the robots


How autonomous is autonomous production? How will social debate shape the attitude to robotics applications and even the technical development itself? The fourth Innovation Journey focused on living and working in the automated world, and offered participants a deep dive into current and future application scenarios.

Click here to find out all about the Innovation Journey@automatica.

The evolution of global ideas


Was does Elon Musk mean by innovation? How will quantum computing change our world? Are social media destroying our society? The participants in the third Innovation Journey traveled in March 2018 for seven days to the SXSW Digital Conference in Austin and experienced the pioneers and drivers of global idea development.

Click here to find out all about the Innovation Journey goes Austin, Texas.

Learning from startups


The Bits & Pretzels founders portal is the ideal contact point for the first Innovation Journey to the Isar Valley. Where founders party in lederhosen and gather ideas for their young company, representatives of large corporates wonder what they can learn from startups.

The visit to different locations in a curated and exclusive program turns the Innovation Journey in September 2017 into a temporary mobile think tank and a compressed innovation conference, where a select group of entrepreneurs and movers and shakers can think outside the box. Above all, the event provides ideas that the entrepreneurs can put straight into practice.

Click here to find out all about the Innovation Journey meets “Bits & Pretzels”.

Isar Valley instead of Silicon Valley


Nothing drives innovations quite as much as digitalization. The typical Innovation Journey usually takes management to Silicon Valley. On the trail of digitalization with Messe München: The participants experienced days full of excitement and inspiration at the world’s most important high-tech location.

Click here to find out all about the Innovation Journey@Silicon Valley.

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