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Technology Fast 50 Award Application

2022 applications are closed

Are you interested in participating in the Technology Fast 50 competition? All of the information about applications is here. Please contact the Fast 50 team with any questions you may have.

What is the Fast 50 Award?

Detailed information about our competition for the fastest-growing technology companies and start-ups can be found on the Technology Fast 50 Award overview page. As a gateway for entrepreneurs, the award offers winners access to cooperations, capital and customers.

How can you apply?

2022 applications are closed. Applications for the Technology Fast 50 Award are free of charge. Please contact our team with any questions about the application or process.


What is the timetable of the competition?

  • May 12 - July 17: 2022 Fast 50 Award application phase
  • July/August: Preselection stage and review of applications
  • September 14: Technology Fast 50 Challenge Award Pitch Day and jury evaluation in Berlin. Finalists in each category pitch their solution to a panel of the Fast 50 Advisory Board, selected external and corporate partners as well as Deloitte sector experts. The jury votes for the best concept in each category.
  • November 10: Technology Fast 50 Award winners will be announced (both prize categories) 


What award categories are there?

The Technology Fast 50 Award includes two competition categories:

Technology Fast 50

The category for the 50 fastest-growing technology companies, measured by revenue growth over the last four years.

Challenge Award 

Our category for start-ups and scale-ups: Your company is innovative, you are bubbling with new ideas and looking for a new challenge? Then take up the challenge and apply in one of the following areas: Web 3.0 in Health or Quantum in Mobility.

You can submit applications for both categories.

What criteria do applications need to meet?

Technology Fast 50

Deloitte awards the 50 fastest-growing companies in the technology sector. Assessment criteria are the average percentage revenue growth of the last four financial years (2018 to 2021). Companies from the following sectors are invited to apply:

  • Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical
  • Energy Technology (e.g. clean tech, green tech)
  • Communications / Networking (e.g. equipment manufacturers, satellite telecommunications service, service providers, wireless service providers)
  • Digital Content / Media / Entertainment (e.g. AdTech, digital commerce, gaming, Over-the-top service, social media)
  • Hardware (e.g. electronic devices/computers/peripherals, semiconductors/components, Internet of Things)
  • Medical Devices
  • Software (e.g.  artificial intelligence, cloud services, consumer software, data analytics, digital platforms, enterprise software, internet of things, mobile, SaaS, security, social networking)
  • FinTech (e.g. asset management, cryptocurrency, consumer credit/lending, digital banking, InsurTech, money transfer, payments, RegTech)

The following criteria must be met:

Challenge Award

With the Technology Fast 50 Challenge Award, Deloitte honors research teams, students, start-ups or scale-ups that use their technologies to solve (business) challenges in the fields of "Web 3.0 in Health" and "Quantum in Mobility". 

Minimum application requirements:

  • Problem-Solution Fit
  • Ideas how to use Web 3.0 Technology to solve the biggest challenges in the health industry.
  • Ideas how to use Quantum Technology to solve the biggest challenges in the mobility industry 
  • Proven product-solution fit
  • International applications possible

A jury consisting of the Fast 50 Advisory Board, selected external and corporate partners as well as Deloitte sector experts will evaluate applications in a multi-step process and select a winner in each category. Following the awards, Deloitte will tap into their global and extensive network in each of the different categories, as well as deep knowledge to identify collaboration opportunities for the Technology Fast 50 Challenge Award winners of each category.  Furthermore, winners benefit from a long-term partnership with Deloitte within the partner network and global ecosystem to solve digital challenges, to grow, and to tap into innovation potential together.

The Challenge Award in brief

What's in for you?

  1. Powerful Connections: Tap into a community of inspiring experts and companies, and build powerful connections to become even more successful in your field.
  2. Global Exposure: You will automatically take part in the international EMEA Technology Fast 500, which Deloitte awards to the 500 fastest-growing companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and also be included in our Global Catalyst Startup Network for further collaboration opportunities on an international scale.
  3. Industry Access: Build a solid relationship with Deloitte Industry and Functional Domain Partners, opening up the opportunity for a long-term partnership and collaboration across the Deloitte network.
  4. Branding Material: You will receive a "Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award" media kit to integrate on your website and media channels.

What do former winners say about the Fast 50 Award?

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