productronica Fast Forward—the start-up platform powered by Elektor

productronica fast forward 2021, the start-up platform powered by Elektor, is back with a unique opportunity to present your start-up and technology to the worldwide electronics community. This is your chance to win a global marketing campaign from Elektor, as well as gain international exposure at the productronica 2021.

Get more information and submit your application until November 1, 2021 to be part of the competition.

The innovation leaps in electronics are getting bigger and bigger, the cycles shorter and shorter. Start-ups and new players, in particular, are attracting attention. Together with Elektor, productronica offers a platform that brings together their ideas and proto-types with an international specialist audience. Your company can become involved as a sponsor—and benefit from that involvement.

Innovators don't always have it easy: As a start-up or new company, they must gain a foothold in an agile business, sustainably establish their development and develop it in line with the market conditions. And that preferably on an international level right away.

On the other hand, companies willing to support or interested in cooperation do not have an easy time: They must be able to recognize among the multitude of innovations what is only a short-term trend and what is a promising development.


productronica Fast Forward offers the following benefits to innovators:

productronica Fast Forward—the Award

Which founder or developer can win over the jury with their innovative idea in a 5-minute pitch and bring home the productronica Fast Forward Award?

Who is eligible to enter?

Every national and international start-up can participate, that:

  • has been on the market for less than six years.
  • has tangible products and/or prototypes that are reflected in the following fields: PCB, SMT, CC, SEM, FP, or overall production support. Find the complete list here: productronica nomenclature.
  • have developed a scalable business model and a detailed business plan.
  • are looking for suitable financing and the corresponding funds.

The prizes

  • First prize: A marketing package worth EUR 50,000 from Elektor International Media
  • Second prize: A media campaign by Elektor with a total value of EUR 25,000
  • Third prize: A media campaign by Elektor with a total value of EUR 15,000

Apply now for productronica Fast Forward 2021

productronica Fast Forward—the booth

The productronica Fast Forward start-up platform is a joint stand in the middle of the trade fair. Winners have a chance to present their innovations to more than 250,000 Elektor community members, as well as 40,000 estimated productronica visitors. The stand space will be given to the winners at a reduced price.

productronica Fast Forward —the WEEF Forum

The WEEF (World Ethical Electronics Forum) provides founders, developers and established companies with an ideal opportunity to make contacts and jointly promote forward-looking projects. The forum also hosts in-depth talks and debates on a wide range ethical issues within the electronics.

The program at a glance

  • Discover new business ideas
    Are you an established company looking for fresh ideas for your business? Be there when creative minds present their ideas, prototypes and start-ups at the forum, which are evaluated by the jury. Here you have the opportunity to discover innovations from all over the world at an early stage.
  • Consulting for young entrepreneurs
    You work in a start-up or you're a maker? Get advice from experienced experts at the forum. In addition to the exchange with other founders and entrepreneurs, business angels and investors give valuable tips. What do the first steps of a company depend on? How is financing secured and what do I have to consider as a start-up? Listen to our presentations.
  • Trends and interesting facts
    What are the cultural differences between Old Economy and New Economy? How do they affect the cooperation between start-ups and corporations? What are the preferences of up-and-coming talent? Lectures in the forum will shed light on current trends and questions.

Strategic partner 2021


productronica Management
Messegelände, 81823 München
Tel. +49 89 949-20330

For Startup + Sponsor inquiries

Elektor International Media
Kackertstr. 10, 52072 Aachen
Tel. +49 (0)151 62669779

Trade fair
Fairgrounds map 2021

A fairgrounds map for productronica is available here. It includes a hall diagram that shows which exhibition sectors are in which hall.

Fairgrounds map
Supporting program
Events calendar

Information about forums, live demonstrations and panel discussion. The entire forum program is available in the event database.

Events calendar
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