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Showcase your latest ICT innovation in Budapest!

APPLY TO BE ONE OF THE SELECT 21 EXHIBITORS AT THE HUNGARIAN INNOVATION TECHSHOW 2012, HUNGARY’S LEADING ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF ICT SOLUTIONS AND BUSINESSES! THE BEST PROPOSALS WILL BE CHOSEN BY A JURY OF PROMINENT EXPERTS AND BUSINESSPEOPLE.

Organized annually by the Hungarian Mobility and Multimedia Cluster since 2009, theHungarian Innovation TechShow offers an opportunity for innovative businesses to showcase their latest ICT products and services to an audience of professionals, investors, representatives of the media, and the general public. The primary aim of the TechShow is to provide a unique opportunity for the Hungarian ICT innovation ecosystem to show its best through live interactive demos in a media-friendly environment that is exciting both for the ICT profession and for the general public. However, for the first time this year, we are seeking innovative ICT solutions and startup ideas from outside of Hungary as well!

TechShow 2012’s top level sponsor is Magyar Telekom. Our government patrons are the  Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Hungarian National Innovation Office . Our key partners include the Hungarian Forum of Accredited ICT Clusters, the ICT Association of Hungary (IVSZ), the Hungarian Association for Innovation (MISZ), and the Scientific Association for Infocommunications Hungary (HTE). Our media partners are Bitport, Blog.huFigyelőIndexInsider BlogHWSWOrigo and The Next Web.

Keeping to the spirit of the previous TechShows, the objective of the organizers is to present a carefully selected small group of exhibitors, the best of the best. The 21 exhibitors will be selected through this open call by a panel of renowned experts, accomplished businesspeople and well-known opinion leaders. The winning proposals will get a chance to show and pitch their product/service at a full-day event on June 6th.

Besides the carefully picked exhibitors – last year 21 exhibitors were selected from close to 90 applicants –, this year’s event will give space to a Business Incubator Show as well, whereby Hungary’s most successful business incubators, accelerators, and academic tech transfer offices will show their most recent projects of pride. Furthermore, by inviting a few high-impact international keynote speakers (details to be announced later), we are aspiring this year to offer an attractive bilingual environment for international visitors, investors and exhibitors as well.

The TechShow 2012 is seeking innovative ICT solutions, products, and services that meet the following criteria:

  • were developed/created in the past 1-3 years,
  • have at least a functioning prototype that can be exhibited and interactively demoed,
  • have some element of genuine, internationally valid innovation in them,
  • belong – preferably but not exclusively – to one of the following areas:- latest-generation advertising and content sharing services- machine-to-machine communication, Internet of Things- mobile technologies, mobile applications- cyber security and access to cyber space.

Applications can be submitted by completing the attached application form and sending it in PDF format as an e-mail attachment to techshow@mmklaszter.com.

Extended deadline: 5 p.m. CET, May 14th, 2012

The list of selected applications will be available from May 21th, 2012 at the Exhibitors menu. The 21 most innovative ICT solutions will be featured in a creative and inspiring environment at the Akvárium Klub in the heart of downtown Budapest, on June 6th 2012.

Please be advised that the TechShow 2012 is a not-for-profit event, and therefore we request a modest financial contribution from the exhibitors. The requested contributions will be used in their entirety to cover the costs of the exhibition, in particular the building and technical costs of the spatial installations that will be set up to enhance the presentation of the exhibits on display. The exact amount of the requested contribution depends on the annual revenue of the exhibiting company, and will be determined according to the following logic:

  • Private individuals and micro- and small enterprises with an annual revenue below 85,000 EUR (in last closed budget year) are expected to make a contribution of 65 EUR.
  • Micro- and small enterprises with an annual revenue between 85,000 and 170,000 EUR (in last closed budget year) are expected to make a contribution of 165 EUR.
  • Companies with an annual revenue between 170,000 and 510,000 EUR (in last closed budget year) are expected to make a contribution of 265 EUR.
  • Companies with an annual revenue above 510,000 EUR (in last closed budget year) are expected to make a contribution of 400 EUR.

Privacy Clause

The organizers undertake the obligation that all non-public ideas, technical details, business solutions, and other confidential information acquired by the organizers in relation to this call and in relation to the Hungarian Innovation TechShow 2012 will be treated confidentially, and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the members of the jury participating in the selection process. The organizers furthermore take responsibility for the members of the jury accepting this same obligation as binding on them as well.

The responsibility assumed by the above statement will naturally not extend to cover information that will be perceivable or otherwise available to the visitors of the exhibition, or will be disclosed to the visitors by the exhibitors themselves.

The organizers will use the information obtained from and on the applicants exclusively for the purpose of selecting the best exhibitors for the Hungarian Innovation TechShow 2012, and in the case of the winning applications, for the organization and communication of the Hungarian Innovation TechShow 2012.