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Start-Up Package

The Start-Up Market

Discover the new Start-Up zone - innovation reimagined at the heart of Pharma!

Is your company eligible?

To be eligible for a stand in the Start-Up Market, we ask that your company:

  • Classify themselves as a ‘Start-Up’
  • Is active in the pharma, biopharma, digital, sustainability or medical device sector
  • Is either a micro or small enterprise, according to the EU definition (fewer than 50 full-time employees and a turnover of less than EUR 10 million annually)
  • Has a product which is either in proof of concept, prototype or commercialised stage
  • Can commit to attending CPHI Milan 2024 (8-10th October 2024)
  • Can demonstrate potential for growth and scalability

Upon entering, your company will be assessed on the above criteria to ensure eligibility for the Start-Up Market.

Informa Markets reserves the right of refusal to applicants deemed not to fit the required criteria.   

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What does the Start-Up package include?

For an investment of €1,495 you will receive:

  • A tabletop exhibition space with 2 chairs
  • 5 x tickets to CPHI Milan
  • An entry in the CPHI Pharma Awards, under the 'Start-Up Innovation' category. If you are selected as a finalist you will also receive a free ticket to the ceremony on 8th October
  • Lead retrieval and Exhibitor Fees included
  • An Event Profile on CPHI Online, our online marketplace where buyers can contact you year-round
  • Your company will be promoted as part of the Start-Up Market, across email marketing campaigns, our event website and the CPHI Social Channels
  • Access to tailored networking events on-site
  • An introduction to our panel of Start-Up Mentors for guidance and support

Meet The Scale-Up Programme

For the first year ever, the CPHI Start-Up Market adds a new dimension to the the programme – the Scale-Up Market. The Scale-Up programme is open to applicants from all areas of the pharmaceutical supply chain. 

Successful candidates will typically meet the following criteria: 

  • 100 full-time employees 
  • 3-10 years of trading  
  • Significant further growth potential and ambition 
  • The Scale-Up should not have been a Start-Up exhibitor for more than three years. 
  • The Scale-Up should have a working prototype, product or innovation to display. 

Scale-Up programme:

Additonal benefits

On top of the full package of the Start-Up Programme, we also offer:

  • A larger exhibition space: 4m2 x 4m2
  • A prime location within the Start-Up Market for added value and maximum visibility
  • Interview in the CPHI Online Newsletter


Scale-Ups also provide additional value – due to the positive link between firm size and productivity. We see Scale-Ups improving not only the innovation on the show floor but also producing a larger positive effect on productivity growth in the wider industry.

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