First international trade fair experiences

What should we expect at an international trade fair? All our preparations to present in front of international trade fair visitors revolved around this very question. We were unsure what to expect from the several thousand visitors, who would frequent the fair in the next three of four days. What questions would they ask? What should we tell them? What would we show them? And, above all,who do we want to see at our stall? On our first three international trade fairs we gathered some experience and are now able to at least partially answer these questions. The Sächsische Aufbaubank (SAB) supplied us with funds to finance our exhibition at the trade fairs.

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Time flies – six months of EXIST grant

Once upon a time there was a young flipchart called Philip. And Philip’s dream was to fly. All his cousins laughed at him for his dream, after all, how was he supposed to fly? “You can stand and roll – but fly? Flying is just for dreamers! Look in the mirror, Philip!”

But Philip held onto his dream and, instead of catching dust, hit the road, meeting the inventors of “CompactChart”, who were headed in the same direction. It’s less lonely together!

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First public appearance at the ORTE

Today was a very special day. For the first time, we revealed our CompactChart to the public eye. The presentation of our prototype took place at the SAXEED booth at the ORTE. The TU Bergakademie Freiberg hosted the fair. This was also where we conducted our design study, but more on that later. During a lecture we told our little genesis story and it seemed to appeal to the audience; they are looking forward to future developments of the CompactChart.

CompactChart at it's first fair - ORTE 2017
CompactChart at it’s first fair – ORTE 2017