EMECA Call for Projects

Call for projects: Indoor navigation system for the exhibition industry

Indoor Navigation Systems will for sure improve the experience of every visitor of exhibition centres. Just as we have become reliant on Outdoor Navigation Systems to help us reach a destination easily, European Major Exhibition Centres Association (EMECA) is now looking to apply the same idea to help us find a way through large indoor spaces like exhibition centres, shopping malls or arenas. In addition to the simple wayfinding system, the ultimate goal of such an application would be to identify the right business connection, matching a search with best suitable goals – be it companies or people. Deadline of projects submissions is August 31, 2018.

Does such a user-friendly, easily accessible and speedy technological system already exist? Are you a young and fresh company? Let your ideas flow! EMECA is looking for companies thinking and working in this direction which are able to offer their ideas, products and services to the exhibition companies organised in EMECA. Apply by August 31, 2018.

What is your reward? You will get direct access to the most powerful players in the exhibition business in Europe. The five finalists will receive Certificates and media coverage. And finally, the winner will conclude a prototype project contract with exhibition industry player(s).

How to participate? Any company younger than 5 years can apply. You have to submit a one-page abstract with Indoor Navigation System description including its chances for the industry, a company profile with figures and examples of existing successful product applications. Please submit your material in English by 31st August 2018 to: digital@emeca.eu

The EMECA Innovation Platform Steering Committee will evaluate all submissions and select the leading five submissions. The top five companies will be invited to present their projects to the EMECA Digital Business Working Group. The EMECA Digital Business Working Group will select and announce three candidate projects for the final presentations. The appointed companies will present at the next EMECA General Assembly. EMECA will provide travel support of EUR 1.000 for the selected companies per presentation. EMECA reserves the right to declare the contest void in case the submissions do not meet the required quality. All information regarding the entries submitted will be treated confidentially and will only be used for the selection purposes.  For more information, please contact digital@emeca.eu


The 22 European Major Exhibition Centres Association venues host and organise 1.800 trade fairs a year globally on a gross rented space of roughly 37 mio sqm. They welcome roughly 410.000 exhibitors and 42 mio. visitors in Europe.

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