Join the Bitkom Innovation Cube and get to pitch your startup to the telecommunications giant Vodafone. Are you a young, dynamic startup and have an exciting, innovative solution in the area of the Internet of Things, ideally using the cloud? Then we are looking forward to your application! Our partner Vodafone Germany’s IoT and Cloud Teams offer startups partnerships with access to the knowledge and the opportunity to participate in an international pilot project. Make the first step towards a successful project with Vodafone Germany – get the chance to present your solutions and products in front of top managers.

We are looking for solutions in:

Crop Data / Analysis

Animal Data / Analysis

Smart Irrigation

Farm Management

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, food production will have to increase by 70 percent by 2050. However, farmers struggle with increasing land scarcity and costs of resources, such as water or fuel. 90 percent of the growth in production is predicted to result from higher yields and increased cropping intensity. Innovative IoT applications are a driving force to transform the industry of agriculture to increase quality, quantity and cost-effectiveness of production.

You know a way how to make agriculture smarter? Then apply and get the chance to pilot your idea in an international setting with Vodafone.

What is in for you?
  • Present your startup to Vodafone high-level management
  • Network in an intimate setting
  • Get the chance to participate in an international Vodafone pilot in the AgTech space
  • Benefit from Vodafone’s IoT and cloud infrastructure

With over 50 million IoT connections, Vodafone is one of the world’s biggest IoT providers. Analysts like Gartner, Analysys Mason and Machina Research have ranked the company as a leader in the industry.


Having participated in the IoT development from the start, Vodafone now counts 1,400 IoT experts who have broad knowledge of the meaning of the Internet of Things for industries like automotive, healthcare – and agriculture. Within the Vodafone IoT Partner programme, the corporate works with hardware manufacturers, IoT solution providers and connectivity resellers.


million IoT connections


million connected machines


IoT experts


years of experience

When & Where

21st September 2017, kick-off at 5 pm


Pitches will be followed by networking, talks and food & drinks

Apply now for free

We want your application if your startup…

has created a digital solution for agriculture

has built an IoT application that could be used in agriculture

has at least an up and running prototype

strives for great things

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