Apply to the 5E Contest and get the chance to present your product at the SSI Conference 2021

The 5E Contest is a great opportunity to showcase your organisation and your innovations in electronics. 

5E Contest Purpose

A spotlight for innovative solutions in the 3 electronics areas.

5E Contest Impact

Highlighting  the relevance of electronics in different application fields.

Why apply

The 5E Contest is a great opportunity to showcase your organisation and your innovations in electronics. 

About the 5E Contest

The 5E Contest is organised in the framework of the 5E Project funded under the European Community’s Programme Horizon 2020 – GA Number 825113. The project aims at supporting and providing new opportunities to the European electronics industry and, in particular, to the 3 European electronics ecosystems, i.e. Unconventional Nanoelectronics (NE), Flexible, Organic & Printed Electronics (FOPE) and Electronic Smart Systems (ESS).

The 5E Contest will award electronics products – in NE, FOPE and ESS domains – developed in the context of a funded project or in-house by any interested party. The contest wants to celebrate excellence in electronics and highlight the importance of outstanding electronics products in Europe, offering them: 

  • Public recognition for their value, innovative contribution and impact at European level.
  • Support, visibility, promotion and dissemination through all project channels.
    The project set up the Digital Showcase, an online platform dedicated to electronics innovators, in order to increase visibility of European electronics products and as an introductory tool to the contest.

Who can participate?

The  aim of the 5E Contest is to reward entities engaged in the development, manufacturing and commercialisation of electronics products.
The 5E Contest is free of charge and all-inclusive, no fees for participation are required, and applications are open to all electronics innovators based in Europe: Start-ups, SMEs, LEs, RTOs, academia, EU-funded project consortia, but also user communities and the wider public.


Application Terms & Conditions

Please read the Application Terms & Conditions regarding the processing of your data.

Project timeline

15th February 2021

Submission opening

Contest official opening

15th February 2021

Submission closure

Deadline for applications

20th April 2021

Winner notification

The three winners will be notified

20th April 2021
27-29th April 2021

Award Ceremony

Winners will be announced during the online Smart Systems Integration Conference 2021

27-29th April 2021
After April, the 29th

Further dissemination

Constant promotion of the winners through all the 5E project channels

After April, the 29th



Public Award ceremony and pitches by the winners during the Smart Systems Integration Conference 2021, Digital Event – 27-29th April 2021


Reimbursement of ticket prize of the SSI Conference for the 3 winners.


Video production for International and online dissemination. The 3 videos, one for each winner, will be produced by a professional video-maker.  


Digital trophy to be used on all online channels.

SSI Licence

For the winning products in the ESS Area, there is also the possibility to obtain the SSI trademark license free of charge (in case of technical suitability).

Media coverage

Dedicated media coverage for the winners on the 5E and EU online channels.

Get in touch

Do you need further information or help for your application?