Get your business idea off to a flying start on the international marketplace, we are on the lookout for innovative Ideas, Projects and Start-ups worldwide!

The ‘electronica fast forward Start-up Award powered by Elektor’ initiative brings together, for the first time the worldwide electronics marketplace, innovative technologies and an international media presence to guarantee that your Start-up idea comes to the attention of the movers and shakers of industry.

The call goes out to creative thinkers, developers and Start-ups the world over. You have until July 15, 2016 to send your ideas to us at

A  Jury made up of Elektor Magazine editors and engineers from Elektor Labs will sift through and evaluate all the entries. Senders of the best entries in the categories of Ideas, Projects and Start-ups will be invited to showcase their ideas and take part in the final at electronica – the world’s leading trade fair for components, systems and electronic applications held in Munich Germany.

As a participant in one of the award categories of ‘Idea’, ‘Prototype’ and ‘Start-up’ you will get the unique opportunity to make use of the electronica fast forward Start-up Platform powered by Elektor to establish worldwide contacts.

At electronica you will benefit from personal business advice, get the opportunity to make important business contacts and attend a wide range of exhibition events. At the exhibition we will take your Start-up idea and provide you with a coherent business plan. We will also allow you to showcase your creative ideas to an international audience of visitors and future customers.

From the finalists attending the trade fair an international jury will select three winners. Should you be one of these winners you will be in receipt of an ‘electronica fast forward Start-up Award’ which we will be presenting on the November 11, 2016 at electronica. In total the three winners will benefit from international PR, consulting and marketing services with an estimated value in excess of 150,000 euros and will benefit from ongoing endorsement via the international Elektor network of over 250,000 subscribers.

The overall winner will be awarded an international Elektor cross-over marketing campaign worth 75,000 euros together with their own stand at electronica in 2018. Second place will be awarded an Elektor Media campaign valued at 50,000 euros and third place will benefit from media exposure through Elektor valued at over 25,000 euros.

Curious? For more information on terms and conditions, and the application forms, go to