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

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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.

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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:

Sponsors benefit from positive marketing and image effects

As a sponsor of productronica Fast Forward you benefit from exclusive marketing benefits. Moreover, you position your company as an innovation promoter and start-up supporter of the global electronic manufacturing industry.

Sponsorships are limited. So find out more about the scope of services offered by the four sponsor packages now and become an exclusive innovation promoter.

Become a sponsor and an important part of the start-ups of your industry:

productronica Fast Forward—the award

Which founder or developer can convince the jury the most in one of the two categories "prototype" or "start-up"?

The Categories

The presentation and price categories reflect the exhibition areas and topics in the productronica 2019 nomenclature.

The Prices

  • 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 productronica Fast Forward 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.

There are two exhibitor categories:

  • Start-ups
    Exhibitors in this category have concrete products or prototypes, a business model and a business plan. What they still lack is the corresponding capital. The companies have been on the market for less than two years.
  • Prototype
    Companies that already have prototypes and a documented implementation are presented here. Considerations to the business model are also available, a worked out business plan however not yet.

productronica Fast Forward —the Forum

The productronica Fast Forward 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
    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.

Become sponsor and get direct contact to the start-up and maker scenes

As a sponsor of productronica Fast Forward, you benefit from a comprehensive media campaign that includes advertising measures at productronica, magazine advertising, online banners and more. The following documents will inform you in detail about productronica Fast Forward and the sponsoring opportunities.

  • Strategic partner
    • Elektor

      Elektor International Media B.V.



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    • Elektor

      Elektor International Media B.V.



    • mybusinessmedia


  • productronica