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 2022

About Technology Fast 50 2022

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 twentieth time in 2022. 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 2022 Technology Fast 50 Award

Applications for the 2022 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.


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 (2018 to 2021). 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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Challenge Award

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


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

  • Web 3.0 in Health
  • Quantum in Mobility

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What's in for you?

Powerful Connections: Tap into a community of inspiring experts and companies, and build powerful connections to become even more successful in your field.

Global Exposure: You will automatically be included in our Global Catalyst Startup Network for further collaboration opportunities on an international scale.

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.

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

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 2021 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 2021 awardees.

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

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