Meet the 2018 Shortlisted Companies 

 

An independent Jury, set up by the European Commission, selected a short list of three companies per category.
The winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on 4 December 2018 at the Theatre de Vaudeville in Brussels.

 

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Boku is the world’s leading independent direct carrier billing company. Boku’s technology enables mobile phone users to buy goods and services and charge them to their phone bill or pre-paid balance.

Boku’s platform connects its customers with billing, identity and sales systems of mobile network operators. The Group’s technology makes a consumer’s mobile phone number into a convenient and secure payment method, providing an alternative to credit and debit cards. 

Boku is listed on LSE

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CELLINK is the first bioink company in the world and the leading 3Dbioprinter provider that focuses on the development and commercialization of bioprinting technologies that allow researchers to 3D print human organs and tissues for the development of pharmaceutical and cosmetic treatments. Founded 2016 and active in more than 45 countries, CELLINK is changing the future of medicine as we know it.

 

 

Cellink is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm 

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VARTA AG covers the development, production, sale, research and development of micro batteries and energy storage solutions.

The group provides a comprehensive competence in materials research and development of various electro-chemical battery systems together with the know-how in process development and mass production are the basis for new and innovative products. VARTA operates five plants and distributions centers in over 75 countries worldwide and has a proud history of 130 years.

Varta is listed on Deutsche Boerse 

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ATRYS has three fast-growing business lines with consolidated customers: (i) Diagnostic Laboratory: Molecular diagnosis to ascertain the phenotype of individual tumours and thus identify optimal treatment for each patient. (ii) Online Diagnosis: 24/7 medical diagnostic services. (iii) Radiotherapy: ATRYS is a leader company in single-dose radiotherapy.

The Company carries out numerous R&D projects, always in collaboration with prestigious companies and academic institutions, to develop new ways of detecting or treating cancer. R&D is focus on diagnostic algorithms, liquid biopsy and new applications of single-dose radiotherapy.

ATRYS is listed on BME

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GomSpace is a Danish space technology company and a leading designer, integrator and manufacturer of high-end nanosatellites for customers in the academic, government and commercial markets. The company's object is performing any and all activities relating directly or indirectly to research and development in space technology in general and nanosatellites technology in particular.

GomSpace disrupts the conventional multi-million satellite market with low cost, highly flexible nanosatellites, and an outstanding product. This will make it possible to use satellites for many new space based services in the future.

GomSpace is listed on Nasdaq First North Finland

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AS MADARA Cosmetics is the leading cosmetics manufacturer in Latvia. With 97% of plant-based ingredients being certified organic, the company promotes organic agriculture restricting the use of chemicals (e.g. pesticides) and harmful chemical processing.

The company offers over 70 products, all certified by ECOCERT and ranging from face care to body and hair care products, based on unique Northern ingredients. Free from potentially harmful preservatives, synthetic colourants and fragrances, all formulations are backed by scientific research to deliver exceptional quality, effectiveness and safety. 

Madara is listed on Nasdaq First North Baltic

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Gofore Plc is a digital services company operating since 2002. The company offers modern services that help operators in the private and public sectors to face digital change. Gofore’s mission is to change the world through digitalisation and by renewing company culture. The end-to-end services cover management and enterprise architecture consulting, service design and implementation, as well as cloud consulting. 

The company currently employs about 470 people in Finland, United Kingdom, Germany and Spain. Gofore was chosen as the best workplace in Finland and the second best workplace in Europe in the Great Place to Work® 2017 survey.

Gofore is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki 

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Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych (PBKM) is the parent company of Famicord Group managing family stem cells banks, across Europe and Turkey. After the recent acquisition in Portugal, Famicord has almost 30% European market share in terms of the number of processed stem cell samples, being far the largest stem cells bank in Europe and belonging to Top 10 in the world. The main area of FamiCord's operations is banking of stem cells from post-fetal tissues for treatment of the baby and/or family members. PBKM is also supplying preparations of bone marrow and peripheral blood to more than 40 countries in the world.

In addition, PBKM invests in the development of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP) which is considered to be one of the most important directions of modern medicine. 

PBKM is listed on GPW (Warsaw Stock Exchange) 

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SaltX Technology is an award-winning company in Sweden which has developed a globally-patented ground-breaking technology to store energy in salt and extract it later in form of heating and/or cooling. It enables a significant higher energy efficiency to end customers and the material and science can be applied in many different applications.

Our newest application -EnerStore- is designed to store large amounts of energy. Renewable energy is stored in the SaltX material and can be released when needed. The size of the application can be adjustable from family home size to large energy plant size. Think of it as a battery, but storing thermal energy in a sustainable way with small energy losses to a low cost.

SaltX Tech. is listed on Nasdaq First North Stockholm

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Befesa is a leading international provider of critical environmental regulated services to the steel and aluminium industries with facilities located in Germany, Spain, Sweden, France and the UK, as well as in Turkey and South Korea. Through its two business units, Steel Dust and Aluminium Salt Slags recycling services, Befesa manages and recycles more than 1,300kt of residues annually, with a production of more than 600kt of new materials, which Befesa reintroduces in the market, reducing the consumption of natural resources.

 

 

Befesa is listed on Deutsche Boerse  

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Dino is a leading player in the growing mid-sized supermarket segment with a robust outlook located close to clients’ places of residence and at the same time one of the fastest growing networks on the overall retail grocery market in Poland. On 30 June 2018 Dino’s network consists of 849 stores (172 more yoy) primarily located in western Poland with an average selling area of roughly 400 square meters.

The Dino Group’s business model combines the advantages of mid-sized supermarkets located close to customers’ homes with the ability to expand the store network quickly and with an attractive product range.

 

Dino is listed on GPW (Warsaw Stock Exchange) 

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Takeaway.com is the leading online food delivery marketplace in Continental Europe and Vietnam. The Company is focused on connecting consumers and restaurants through its platform. With nearly 36,500 connected restaurants, Takeaway.com offers consumers a wide variety of food choice. 

In the twelve months ended 30 June 2018, Takeaway.com processed more than 78 million orders from 12.6 million unique consumers. With over 1,000 employees, the Group processed orders worth €1.5 billion and generated revenue of nearly €200 million in the twelve months ended 30 June 2018. Takeaway.com is listed on Euronext Amsterdam (AMS: TKWY).

Takeaway.com is listed on Euronext Amsterdam

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