productronica fast forward 2021, the start-up platform powered by Elektor, is underway. The competition gives entrants a chance to present their start-ups to the worldwide electronics community. If a start-up's technology stands out, it might win a global marketing package from Elektor. Registration is open. The deadline is September 30, 2021.

productronica fast forward 2021 at a Glance

Does your electronics-focused start-up have a game-changing solution? Does your start-up focus on any of the following technologies: PCB, SMT, CC, SEM, FP, or overall production support? If so, the productronica fast forward 2021 competition is for you.

When does it take place?

The registrations are open and start-ups can apply until the end of September 2021. After the judgment process, three winners will be selected. The three winners will have the chance to attend the productronica 2021 tradeshow, where they can present their technology. During productronica from November 16-19the final judgment of the three start-ups will take place. All other participants who are eligible to join the competition will be broadcasted live and also will be presented on the digital platform of productronica fast forward 2021.

How to participate 

Every start-up must apply and fill out the official form. Besides a small business presentation, it is important to record a short two-minute pitch. Only complete forms will be considered.

Start-up opportunities

What does a start-up get if it participates? The chance to connect with potential investors and the opportunity to find future partners within the electronics scene. In addition, start-ups will benefit from global media coverage from Elektor before, during and after the exhibition takes place on all our media channels, which include print, social, newsletter, interview, news items and more. By participating, entrants can show off their company's solutions, shine a light on their team's talent, and possibly win a €50,000 marketing package from Elektor.

Finalists will have an opportunity to pitch their products and solutions in front of the productronica fast forward 2021 jury and Elektor's global community of electronics engineers. It will be an excellent opportunity to gather helpful feedback from potential customers, network with industry innovators, and win great prizes.

productronica fast forward Registration and Prizes

The deadline to register for productronica fast forward 2021 is September 30, 2021. The prize-winning start-ups will receive a budget to showcase their brands and technologies for one year to the worldwide electronics community. 

  • First Prize: €50,000 marketing package from Elektor.
  • Second Prize: €25,000 marketing package from Elektor.
  • Third Prize: €15,000 marketing package from Elektor.

So why wait? Register now and show us that your startup is capable of changing the world of electronics manufacturing.