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electronica fast forward: The start-up-platform powered by Elektor - Terms and Conditions

January 11, 2018 | 00:00
By submitting the application form, the candidate agrees to the following terms and conditions.

Who can apply?

All innovators from every corner of the world may apply in the categories start-up or Prototypes for the electronica Fast Forward, the start-up platform powered by Elektor. After choosing the appropriate category all participants must register by submitting a short description of their entry to the web page at www.elektormagazine.com/e-ffwd. All proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the judging panel.

Any selected entrants will be notified and asked to submit a more detailed description. This can take the form of a video (2 minutes maximum) or an abstract (500 words maximum). Please make sure that the documentation you submit is as comprehensive as possible and allows the judging panel to get a clear understanding of the project.
Note that your documentation will not be published. Incomplete or unreadable entries will not be considered. The submission of multiple entries is allowed.

The application must be made online before the deadline.
The closing date for participation is 1st of August 2018.

How will the winners be selected?

All entries received are reviewed and evaluated by a judging panel made up of expert engineers and trade journalists at Elektor International Media.
From the short application descriptions the panel will select the entrants with the best proposals and invite them to supply a more detailed description till the 1st of October 2018.

The winner in each of the categories (prototypes and start-ups) will be invited to pitch against each other at electronica 2018 in a bid to win first prize. Start-up companies selected by the panel can make use of the electronica 2018 start-up platform to showcase their ideas at a maximum cost of €1,000.
The overall winner of the 2018 edition will receive a startup marketing package worth €75,000 from Elektor including an exhibition stand at electronica 2020. The second place will be awarded an Elektor media campaign with a value of 50,000 € while third place will benefit from media exposure via the international Elektor network worth 25,000 €.
And the best of the best will receive the electronica Fast Forward Award!

The decision of the jury is final.
How and where will information about the innovations/new products be published?

By submitting/uploading the application form, the applicant agrees that the information about the company, the short and long description of the project as well as any photos submitted by Elektor and the electronica Trade Fair in relation to the applications, documentation and reporting of the electronica Fast Forward may be used publicly exclusively by Elektor in print and on the Internet. The copyright will remain the property of the applicant/creator.

In the event that any video and/or sound recordings are carried out during the awards ceremony, the candidate in filing this application agrees that such recordings may be used for the purposes of reporting and/or public relations for the  electronica Fast Forward and for promotional purposes for Elektor and the electronica Trade Fair without compensation, and these recordings may published and made publicly available on the internet. The applicant agrees to work with Elektor and the electronica trade fair free from any third party rights
The innovators selected by the jury in the start-up category are expected to be present in person at the electronica Start-up platform along with their product, with the presentation space subject to a fee of €1000 maximum. This fee is not refunded if you are not present in person during this Start-Up week. Last minute cancelations will not be accepted. Any expenses incurred cannot be reimbursed.
All selected participants in the category Prototypes qualify for complimentary exhibition space. We will gladly answer any questions you have about this. Please note: In the event of a successful nomination for an appearance at electronica 2018 you must agree to be personally present.

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