photokina: 27.–30.05.2020


IMAGING LAB by photokina

A snapshot of the future - The IMAGING LAB in hall 5.1 was created under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, State Minister for Economic Affairs, Digitization, Innovation and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia. Meet brilliant developers and learn about amazing innovation projects of the technology leaders. Welcome to the imaging of the future!

„As innovation hub of the world’s leading imaging show the photokina Imaging Lab provides the opportunity especially for start-up companies to shape the future of imaging and to capitalize on the change that has come to the industry. I am looking forward to fascinating technologies and clever business ideas at photokina.”

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart
State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Digitization, Innovation and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia


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Trend Keynotes, Future Panels, Workshops und Start-Up Pitches: the diverse programme will adresse all trend themes! With the iPad wizard Simon Pierro and the German politician Brigitte Zypries there will be great highlights on stage!

Go to the programme of IMAGING LAB STAGE

Start-up Sessions

photokina Imaging Lab Start-up Sessions

For one or two hours per day the IMAGING LAB STAGE belongs to the exhibiting start-ups: First they present their business idea in 15 minutes. Then Carmen Hentschel, stage host and expert on digital economy, will put them to the test: What’s the business case, which opportunities does it open up, which problem is solved and what’s the potential? Check out the IMAGING LAB program here.

PIV Startup Day 2018

photokina Imaging Lab PIV Start-up day 2018

For the second time the Photo Industry Association (PIV) is looking for creative business ideas and innovations in the imaging industry. Apply for a pitch slot by August 25, 2018. Here you find all information about the competition.

PIV Future Panels

photokina Imaging Lab PIV Future Panels

Learn from discussions between top-class names like, among others, Thomas Mehls (CEWE), Gudio Jacobs (Canon) or Arne Herkelmann (Huawei) and revolutionary start-ups what they expect from the future of imaging and how they live innovation in their organizations.

Trend Keynotes

photokina Imaging Lab Trend Keynotes

How do we turn our founders' story into a success? What are the major technology issues of our time? Dive in with highlight speakers in their amazing Trend keynotes.


photokina Imaging Lab Workshops

Try out brand new imaging technologies and develop the future of imaging in interactive workshops with leading tech companies. Work on your business strategy and your negotiation technique with successful entrepreneurs.

Become part of photokina IMAGING LAB!

IMAGING LAB exhibitors experience great visibility at the world’s leading imaging show.

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