Technology Fast 50 Award: All the information

For the fastest-growing companies in the technology sector

Balancing growth and expansion while also adjusting organizational structures frequently presents specific challenges. Deloitte honors the companies that manage to meet these. Technology Fast 50 Award winners build the foundation of their success on new technologies and are the fastest-growing companies in the sectors of Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Energy Technology, Communications, Digital Content, Media & Entertainment, Hardware, Medical Devices, Software and FinTech.

Fast 50 2020

About Technology Fast 50 2020

The first Technology Fast 50 competition took place in the USA in 1995. Every year, more are added all over the world. In Germany, the Technology Fast 50 competition takes place for the eighteenth time in 2020. As a gateway for entrepreneurs, it offers its winners access to cooperations, capital and customers.

To further strengthen this network idea, we have built a strong Fast 50 community in Germany: Winners get the opportunity to tap into a community of inspiring people to build powerful connections and become even more successful in an innovative environment.

Applications for the 2020 Technology Fast 50 Award

Applications for the 2020 Technology Fast 50 Award are closed. Further information about applications is available here. Please contact our team with any questions regarding the Fast 50 Award and your application.

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One competition, two categories

The Technology Fast 50 Award features two competition categories.

Please note: As 2020 is a very special year, we only have one category open this year: The Technology Fast 50 ranking. The Challenge Award is planned for 2021 again.


 Technology Fast 50 Award

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


Deloitte honors the 50 fastest-growing companies in the technology sector. Assessment criteria are the average percentage revenue growth of the last four financial years (2016 to 2019). Companies (headquartered in Germany) from the following sectors are invited to apply:

  • Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical
  • Energy Technology
  • Communications
  • Digital Content / Media / Entertainment
  • Hardware
  • Medical Devices
  • Software
  • FinTech

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Watch out for 2021: Challenge Award

The category for start-ups and scale-ups that use their technologies to solve digital (business) challenges.

Award category closed in 2020. Coming again in 2021.


The new Challenge Award format features innovative solutions that solve specific challenges in the following categories:

  • Future of Health
  • Future of Smart Cities
  • Future of Mobility
  • Future of Work
  • Future of Finance
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What's in for you?

Powerful Connections: Tap into a community of inspiring people to build powerful connections and become even more successful in an innovative environment.

Industry Access: You will build a rock-solid relation with Industry Partners and Deloitte.

Branding Material: You will receive a "Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award" media kit to integrate on your website.

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.

The Fast 50 Award Winners

Since 2003 Deloitte presents the Technology Fast 50 Award to high-growth technology companies. Here are the winners from recent years.

The winners of the 2019 Technology Fast 50 Award have proven that innovations are an engine of success for companies. The competition honors the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Germany, measured by their cumulative revenue growth. In addition, we have awarded start-ups and scale-ups for their innovative technologies with the challenge award. Here is an overview of the 2019 awardees.

What do former winners say about the Technology Fast 50 competition?

About Technology Fast 500 EMEA

Technology Fast 500 EMEA is the relevant program for European companies. It recognizes the fastest-growing technology companies from the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Linking the German Technology Fast program and the European Fast 500 program means that the top 50 German companies are automatically included, becoming part of a presentation and contact forum with a European dimension.

Here is the ranking of the 500 fastest growing companies in the EMEA region for 2017.

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