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 prototypes with an international specialist audience. Companies 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.
Fast Forward offers the following benefits to innovators:
Sponsors benefit from positive marketing and image effects
There are many marketing benefits that come with being a sponsor of Fast Forward. Moreover, companies position themselves as an innovation promoter and start-up supporter of the global electronic manufacturing industry. There are four sponsor packages that are available. However, the sponsorships are limited.
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 award?
Who is eligible to enter?
National and international start-ups, that
- have been on the market for less than six years.
- have tangible products and prototypes that are reflected in the nomenclature.
- have developed a scalable business model and a detailed business plan.
- are looking for suitable financing and the corresponding funds.
- First prize: A marketing package worth EUR 25,000.00 from Elektor International Media including a trade fair stand at productronica 2021.
- Second prize: A media campaign by Elektor with a total value of EUR 15,000.00.
- Third prize: A media campaign by Elektor with a total value of EUR 5,000.00.
Participation deadline is October 1, 2019.
productronica Fast Forward—the Booth
The start-up platform is a joint stand in the middle of the trade fair. Participants have a chance to present their innovations to more than 250,000 Elektor community members, as well as 45,000 estimated productronica 2019 visitors. The stand space will be given to the participants at a reduced price.
productronica Fast Forward —the Forum
The forum provides founders, developers and established companies with an ideal opportunity to make contacts and jointly promote forward-looking projects. The forum also hosts pitches, lectures and workshops.
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: 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.