Breaking all records – Smart into the future: #ele18 Final Day

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Blog posting edited by Ingo Becker

Addressing key topics of electronics – Record numbers at exhibitors, visitors, area

electronica 2018 – it’s a wrap! After 4 days with thousands of visitors, crowded halls, and impressive presentations of products, solutions, and information, the trade show came to an end. And it was the biggest ever – 80,000 visitors (increase of 10 percent compared to 2016 edition) arrived at the stands of more than 3,100 exhibitors (plus 8 percent) out of 50+ countries, showcased on a fairground area increased more than 20 percent.

electronica 2018 - hall impression
electronica 2018 – hall impression

Key topics determining the present and future developments of the electronics industry were covered, included blockchain/cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, and medical electronics.

electronica is the most important meeting place for the electronics industry. We are really pleased that exhibitors and visitors embrace the increasing relevance of electronica.”

– Falk Senger, Managing Director, Messe München

The importance of the show is reflected in the visitor satisfaction surveyed daily: 99 percent of visitors gave a rating of good to excellent – which is a new all-time high.


Get all facts and figures of the electronica 2018 final report

✅ The biggest electronica ever!✅ 80,000 visitors – an increase of ten percent!✅ “electronica Experience” and eMEC…

Gepostet von electronicaFair am Freitag, 16. November 2018


Full exhibitor booths at #ele18

The boom in the electronics industry is reflected at electronica 2018: Full exhibitor booths as far as you can see. #ele18

Gepostet von electronicaFair am Donnerstag, 15. November 2018

The importance of the show is reflected in the visitor satisfaction surveyed daily: 99 percent of visitors gave a rating of good to excellent – which is a new all-time high.


electronica 2020 will take place in Munich from November 10 to 13 – Stay tuned!


Start-up winners of electronica Fast Forward Award 2018

electronica Fast Forward Start-Up Award, presented by Elektor together with Messe München, was awarded for the second time. Plenty of electronics start-ups and engineers from around the globe entered the 2018 competition. After the reviewing the start-up and prototype entries, the electronica Fast Forward Awards judging panel selected a shortlist of seven finalists which competed against each other with short presentations to win a share with a total value of 150,000 Euro.

electronica Fast Forward 2018 – demo impression
electronica Fast Forward 2018 – Demo impression

On the first three days of the electronica 2018 fair, founders of start-ups from electronics industry and developers presented their ideas and prototypes to a jury of experts and to the public. At the Fast Forward Award 2018 ceremony today, Don Akkermans, CEO, Elektor, presented the winners.

🏆🏆🏆 Congratulations to all winners! 👏👏👏Teiimo TM is the main winner of electronicaFair Fast Forward 2018 and they went…

Gepostet von Elektor Labs am Freitag, 16. November 2018

The winner of the electronica Fast Forward Award 2018 is Teiimo GmbH for its innovative textile system consisting of sensors, conductors and electronics for measurement and transmission of body and position data.

The second prize is awarded to Wizama, which calls itself a “Magical Board Games factory”. Its submission to the competition is self-evident: Wizama presented an interactive board game console including an ecosystem of connected objects.

The third prize goes to Querom Elektronik for its tailor-made power electronics solutions in the field of electromobility.

A honorable mention by the jury was given to the “Cocktail Joe” mixing machine by Max Buschmann & Michael Buschmann which is able to produce more than 60 cocktails automatically.

The electronica Fast Forward Award Ceremony!

The electronica Fast Forward Award Ceremony! The best participants from all categories will battle against each other in the competition for the top prizes 🏆: bit.ly/2OMVWAv Did you join?

Gepostet von electronicaFair am Freitag, 16. November 2018

Winners of 2018 electronica Fast Forward Award [Picture credit: Elektor magazine]
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