IQS Tech Fest – Europe’s first festival of industrial startups
IQS Tech Fest – IQS Tech Fest is the largest event organized by IQS Tech Factory, the center of entrepreneurship at IQS University and the first Industrial accelerator in Spain. What started as a small fair organized by a small team of people with the passion of giving voice to a new type of entrepreneurship, has become a great celebration that is growing year over year. Barcelona, Spain; Jan 23, 2020
Looking back to understand what the future brings. Technology has been an enabler for humanity to leapfrog and radically improve quality of life and productivity. In 1840 humanity began the first of the industrial revolutions, and that would completely transform the way the world works.
Since then, technological advancements defined the eras we live in. The steam engine leads to the first industrial revolution, electricity to the second one, computing to the third one, and connectivity to the fourth industrial revolution. And with each of those, a new breed of the tech-driven entrepreneur was born, and the most unimaginable inventions and advances came true.
It’s at the 200th anniversary of the consolidation of the first industrial revolution, that we want to celebrate how technology has shaped our lives, and look into what’s coming next.
In 2016 IQS Tech Fair landed in Barcelona, as a small fair dedicated to industrial startups held at the IQS University. Exceeding all expectations, the event gathered more than 400 attendees on a cold winter evening. Something was changing in the ecosystem.
Just over a year later, IQS Tech Fair was transformed into IQS Tech Fest: the first industrial startups festival in Europe. With more than 1,200 attendees, its first edition gave visibility to disruptive ventures and connected entrepreneurs with investors and key industry leaders.
The largest celebration of industrial entrepreneurship in Spain was born.
In 2019, IQS Tech Fest went international, inviting The Netherlands as a guest country. In 2020 we aim to consolidate IQS Tech Fest as the leading industrial startup event in Europe.