++<START>++What's to report this time? We have a new member in Munich! Starting in January, Rachit Syag will support us as a working student in our activities in southern Germany. Welcome to the Elektor Family, Rachit! Christmas is just around the corner and the Elektor Newsletter E-Zine will continue to provide you with the most important news from the world of electronics: Not registered yet? Do this here for free and give yourself a Raspberry-Pi book powered by Elektor! ++<STOP>++ 
++<START>++Transforming designs into reality becomes easier with 
Mr Beam II Enjoy the wonders of modern technology and cut in style with comfort and impeccable precision.++<STOP>++ 
++<START>++ Startups watch out, the registration phase for productronica Fast Forward powered by Elektor has started! From now on, all interested start-ups can apply to take part in the contest. Of all the entries, the best 15 will be invited over to the final pitch at productronica (12.11.-15.11.2019). ++<STOP>++
++<START>++ The application phase of the NXP Cup is over and 153 teams have registered! There will be 6 qualification places and the final will take place in Erlangen, Germany! Elektor as the media partner is happy with the active participation and wishes you a lot of success!++<STOP>++ 
Source: Apple 
++<START>++ Even with the technologically advanced automobile industry and fast-growing tech startups, Germany remains old-school when it comes to cash-based transactions. With the arrival of Apple Pay on the German market, the question is, is it time to ELECTORIZE the transaction system in Germany?++<STOP>++
 ++<START>++ BMW displays a clear commitment to save the planet at UN Climate Change Conference, Katowice 2018. The group declared they are already purchasing all electricity in Europe from renewable sources and plan to do the same worldwide by the year 2020.++<STOP>++ 
++<START>++ That's it for the Best of BAY(ern), stay up to date and network with us, LinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube. If you would also like to contribute to "Best of the BAY-ern", ping me! We wish you a Merry Christmas and an ELEKTORized start of the year 2019!++<STOP>++