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Looking for the Next Great Idea

Messe Frankfurt invites start-ups to share innovations at Texcare International 2021

FRANKFURT, Germany — Times, and customer demands, are continually changing, and the dry cleaning and laundry industry is always on the hunt for the next innovation that will revolutionize the way business is done. Messe Frankfurt is offering start-up innovators the chance to display their creativity and ideas at the next Texcare International event, taking place from Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2021, in Frankfurt, Germany.

“Start-ups have an important role to play when it comes to promoting digitalization and sustainability in the world of textile care,” says Johannes Schmid-Wiedersheim, director of texcare international at Messe Frankfurt. “In many cases, they succeed quickly in transforming the results of scientific research or trends from other sectors into useful projects. To support this, we want specifically to promote young, agile companies at Texcare International and offer them an attractive ‘Start-up Package’.”

Ideas for all areas of the textile care industry are welcome, from digital platforms to green packaging to robotic and AI innovations at the plant level and more.  

  • The prerequisites for participation in this package are:
  • The company was founded no more than 10 years ago, as of Nov. 27, 2021
  • The company employs no more than 10 people.
  • The annual turnover does not exceed € 1 million (net).
  • The start-up offers innovative products or services especially for the textile-care sector.

In addition to the opportunity to gain attention for their innovations and ideas and to make contact with established companies, the Start-up Package involves a turnkey exhibition stand.

For more information about this package, or the event in general, visit