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Challenge. Collaborate. Create. The DLG.Prototype.Club is a marketplace for innovation orders. OEMs and suppliers can use compliant and purchasing-compliant tenders to pre-qualify new service providers. Companies therefore receive customised solutions for current challenges in their digitalisation strategy.


The Idea

  • The DLG.Prototype.Club brings together a select group of talents drawn from start-ups and engineers. These solve the digitalisation challenge that exhibitors at AGRITECHNICA 2023 have defined beforehand.
  • The team enters a rapid prototyping phase five days before AGRITECHNICA 2023. During AGRITECHNICA, it presents its fully functional prototype together with a business plan to the Challenge sponsor.
  • The two-week challenge is accompanied by a high-profile media campaign.
  • Following this, the implementation within the company takes place with the winning team.

Interested in this new and exciting format? Want to see and experience it LIVE?

Meet us @ EuroTier/EnergyDecentral  2022 (15.-18. November 2022)

Join us in Hanover at the EuroTier Innovation Station in Hall 26, H21.

We have two tracks Energy and Livestock, with a challenge in each track provided by Transnet BW and Fraunhofer IDG respectively. Join us for all the action at the live pitch sessions and a lot more. Click here for more information.

The campaign

Phase 1:
Define challenge and team

Step 1

Selected partners address their digitalisation challenges in the form of a challenge.


Step 2

DLG.Prototype.Club identifies interdisciplinary teams and start-ups for participation in the competition.


Phase 2:
Develop and present prototype (period of 14 days)

Step 3

Kick-off: The qualified teams receive their challenge and their access to the virtual working platform approx. 2 weeks before the fair.


Step 4

Processing time: Until the trade fair, the teams develop their functional prototypes in virtual space.


Step 5

Pitch: At the fair, the teams present their solution to a jury made up of your company (client) and other experts. At the same time, the teams develop business plans.


Step 6

Selection and award ceremony of the best teams at the trade fair. The further development of the product together with the industry partners can begin.



Interest aroused? Stay tuned

More info by mail

Contact us

Christopher Armstrong
+49 69 24788-455 •