Unveiling the IMPACT FESTIVAL: Empowering Sustainable Innovation Across Germany and Beyond.

In today's rapidly evolving world, the need for sustainable innovation has never been more critical. As the global community grapples with challenges like climate change, resource scarcity, and environmental degradation, there's a growing urgency to find innovative solutions that address these pressing issues. Enter IMPACT FESTIVAL, a pioneering B2B event and community that serves as a hub for sustainable innovation and technology. In this article, we delve into the fascinating world of the IMPACT FESTIVAL, its mission, significance, and the valuable insights shared by Mara Steinbrenner, one of its key representatives during an episode of the 4zero Impact Series Podcast, hosted by Co-Founders of 4zero, ClimateTech Recruiters Michael Palmer and Leighton Stevens


At its core, the IMPACT FESTIVAL stands as Europe's largest B2B event and community dedicated to sustainable innovation and technology. The festival takes place annually, typically in September or October, close to Frankfurt, this year it is on the 13th to 14th September 2023. However, its influence and reach extend far beyond its flagship event, encompassing a multitude of side programs and initiatives throughout the year. With its diverse range of offerings, the IMPACT FESTIVAL has become a powerful platform for connecting startups, scale-ups, corporations, and investors with a shared goal of driving sustainable change.

A Conversation with Mara Steinbrenner

In a recent episode of the Impact Series, Michael Palmer, one of the lead recruiters at 4zero ClimateTech Recruitment, had an enlightening conversation with Mara Steinbrenner, a vital force behind the IMPACT FESTIVAL. Steinbrenner's journey with the festival began as an intern during its inaugural year, and she has since risen to a leadership role. Her insights shed light on the festival's evolution, goals, and the broader context of sustainability and innovation.

Empowering Sustainable Innovation

The Impact Festival's primary objective is to catalyse sustainable innovation by facilitating connections among startups, scale-ups, corporates, and investors. This collaborative approach aims to nurture the implementation of impactful solutions and support corporate transformation towards sustainability. With a diverse audience of around 3,000+ attendees, including startups, corporations, investors, and speakers, the festival creates an environment conducive to meaningful interactions and partnerships.

Diverse Verticals and Areas of Impact

One of the festival's strengths lies in its wide focus on various verticals and areas crucial for sustainable progress. Derived from the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the EU Green Deal, these areas encompass agriculture, biodiversity, food, clean technology, pollution, education, entrepreneurship, mobility, logistics, circular economy, and resource efficiency. This breadth ensures that innovation is promoted across sectors, addressing interconnected challenges holistically.

Standing Apart from the Crowd

In a landscape dotted with sustainability-focused events, the Impact Festival distinguishes itself through its B2B focus and commitment to quality over quantity. The curated nature of its attendees creates an environment where startups and scale-ups can effectively connect with potential partners, investors, and clients. This curated approach enhances the likelihood of productive collaborations and the generation of tangible business outcomes.

Inspiring Change - Empowering the Future

As society's mindset shifts towards sustainability, there's a growing demand for professionals who align their personal values with their career choices. Encouragingly, more individuals are seeking opportunities to contribute positively to the world through their work. Whether it's candidates aspiring to work in impactful roles or entrepreneurs aiming to launch sustainable startups, the path toward inspiring change lies in collaboration, innovation, and a shared commitment to creating a better future.

The IMPACT FESTIVAL stands as a beacon of hope and progress in a world facing complex sustainability challenges. Through its B2B focus, curated approach, and dedication to sustainable innovation, the festival plays a crucial role in connecting startups, scale-ups, corporations, and investors. As we look toward the future, the IMPACT FESTIVAL reminds us that collaboration, creativity, and shared values can drive positive change and pave the way for a more sustainable world.

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