The InnoElectro Exhibition and Conference doubles in size!

The event, held for the electronics industry at the A-Hall of the Budapest Olympic Center from April 23rd to 25th, welcomed 2,497 professionals from 29 countries, representing over 600 companies. This marks a 42% increase compared to the previous year. The 78 exhibitors occupied a total of 1,461 square meters within the 3,578 square meters of exhibition space. The National Electronics Society of Hungary (NESH) organized a three-day event featuring 54 presentations and 3 panel discussions across two conference venues. The rich professional program was complemented by the NESH Student Soldering Competition and the IPC Hand Soldering Competition.

All this was supplemented by the InnoElectro co-event, the IOT LIVE SHOW, and the Solution Provider Competition, extending over an additional 700 square meters with 21 exhibitors. The exhibition also celebrated the anniversaries of two MELT member companies: Danutek for 20 years and Microsolder for 30 years.

“Innovation Recognized!”

For the second time, MELT awarded the InnoElectro Grand Prize at the exhibition. The professional jury, including Dr. Károly Kazi, President of NESH and CEO of BHE Bonn Hungary Ltd., Dr. László Ábrahám, CEO of SENSIRION Ltd., President of the Alliance for the Future of Engineers, and Dr. László Pap, Professor Emeritus at the BME Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, awarded the InnoElectro Grand Prize to InterElectronic Hungary Ltd. in 2024. The winning product was the Europlacer ATOM ii-A2 multifunctional component placement machine. The second place went to Phoenix Contact’s Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) solution, while Endich Bauelemente received third place for their development of a modular, extensive, ad-hoc WLAN smart sensor network ecosystem with self-endpoints, gateways, and cloud services.

R&D, Education, Manufacturing – Renowned Experts at the Conference

Three exciting panel discussions enriched the conference. In the EMS panel discussion, experts highlighted that the greatest strength of Hungarian assembly companies lies in their specialized knowledge, experience, and innovative thinking, which can provide significant added value for customers in small-series production. Participants included József Medgyesi (Elektromont), Árpád Méhész (Silveria), Gyula Ulrich (Z Elektronika), and Miklós Melchardt (Dynamic Csurgó).

The participants in the roundtable discussion on professional media (Miklós Imre – Invest Marketing Publisher, Tamás Véghely – EU-SOLAR Plc., Miklós Czakó – New Technology Magazine, Miklós Lambert – MELT Media Section, Zoltán Kiss – Endrich Bauelemente) emphasized the importance of Hungarian-language professional literature.

The most interesting R&D roundtable discussion participants were László Ábrahám (Sensirion), Károly Kazi (BHE-Bonn Hungary), János Lazányi (PCB Design), and László Naszádos (thyssenkrupp). Renowned experts in the Hungarian electronics industry cautioned against the Hungarian government’s overly optimistic plans to place the country among the top 10 innovators in the coming decades. They highlighted the contradictions between ambitious goals, available resources, governmental measures, and the increasingly acute shortage of engineers, emphasizing the importance of education. They also emphasized that many Hungarian companies have significant innovation potential and achieve excellent results internationally.

 

Soldering Competition for Professionals and Students

For the third time, NESH organized a hand soldering competition for high school students to bring young people closer to the beauty of the electronics industry and electrical engineering profession. A total of 100 students from 25 schools participated in the competition. Levente Baltás (Kandó Kálmán Technical School, Kecskemét) took first place, followed by Bálint Nándori (Újpest Technical School, Budapest) in second place, and Levente Szilágyi (Beregszász Technical School and College, Debrecen) in third place. Bálint Nándori (Újpest Technical School, Budapest), Olivér Forgó, and Dávid Kovács-Kalocsa, both students of Bányai Júlia High School in Kecskemét, received special prizes. The best team award went to the Bánki Donát Technical School in Nyíregyháza.

IPC Regional Qualification

Traditionally, InnoElectro hosts the Hungarian qualification competition for the IPC Hand Soldering World Championship. The top three contestants received cash prizes, with the winner traveling to Munich for the electronica Exhibition to represent Hungary at the World Championship. Once again, Zsombok Péter from BHE Bonn Hungary took first place in a tight competition – for three consecutive years now. He was followed by Tibor Hermann (BME) in second place and Zoltán Vizi, an employee of TI-Electronics Ltd., in third place. The best team title this year went to TI-Electronics Ltd.

You can watch a short film made at the exhibition below:

InnoElectro will open its doors wide to professionals in Budapest from April 8th to 10th, 2025. Don’t miss out on the largest electronics industry event in Hungary!

For more information: www.melt.hu,  www.innoelectro.com