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IMAGING LAB by photokina

Do you have pioneering imaging visions? Do you work on the realisation of innovative ideas? Do you want to present your groundbreaking developments to the imaging industry? Then the IMAGING LAB by photokina is your platform!


IMAGING LAB – what’s in for you?

  • Increase sales and grow as a start-up.
  • Meet the right investors for your imaging vision.
  • Exchange ideas with developers and innovation leaders of the imaging industry.
  • Receive unique attention in the entire imaging community.
  • Provide impulses through your appearance on the IMAGING LAB STAGE.
  • Incomparable international media presence.


Trend keynotes, future panels, exciting workshops and start-up sessions provide the foundation of the diverse programme of the IMAGING LAB STAGE. The stage belongs to the start-ups for one hour on each day of the trade fair: you present your vision of the future in 15 minutes. You inspire investors, the trade, technology developers, pro and hobby photographers and inform the entire imaging community about the absolute latest imaging trends. And while doing so, you make a name for yourself in the industry and have the chance to convince people of your start-up.

A look at the programme of the IMAGING LAB STAGE 2020

Your IMAGING LAB by photokina

With the IMAGING LAB, an ideal environment has been created for the presentation and the exchange of new concepts, technologies and business ideas. Exchange ideas about the challenges of the imaging industry with start-ups, innovation leaders, universities, developers and think tanks. Innovative technologies from the photo & video, mobile and digital imaging segments, VR/AR/Mixed Reality, apps, 3D, artificial intelligence (AI), software, cloud services, imaging business models, etc., bundled on one platform. Here is where you actively contribute to designing the future of imaging!

"photokina´s Imaging Lab is the big stage for us as a photo start-up and a unique opportunity to present our innovative light field technology to photo enthusiasts, industry partners and interested investors. We will definitely be there again and bring the latest version of our stuff!"

Matthias Schmitz


Apply for the IMAGING LAB by photokina 2022

Apply for start-up package

Be a part of the IMAGING LAB 2022 with your innovation and use your ultimate chance to advance your business - More information on how to apply will follow soon!

Meeting point of the industry

174,000 photo and video enthusiasts from more than 132 countries, all of them hot for brand new innovations

Big media buzz

4,244 journalists from 56 countries on location in Cologne

Platform for innovations

72% of visitors use photokina to acquire information about innovations, new products and technologies

Worldwide media resonance

14,138 articles in print and online

Jasmin Dannenberg

We’re here for you

Jasmin Dannenberg
Tel. +49 221 821-2663
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