European Small and Mid-Cap Awards 2021

The Awards aim to promote best practices and to highlight the best European small and mid-cap companies that have gained access to capital markets via an Initial Public Offering (IPO). They showcase the diversity of European markets and aim to promote stock listings, in particular targeting SMEs and growth companies.

The winners of the ninth edition of the Awards - selected from a very high standard of nominations from across Europe - were announced at a special ceremony in Portorož, Slovenia, as part of the European Commission's SME Assembly.



International Star



Pexip logo

Pexip is a global video conferencing company that simplifies video communication across businesses, and platforms, enabling everyone to be seen, heard, and included, regardless of location or technology. Pexip provides a flexible, scalable meeting platform, including a variety of deployment methods. With a focus on privacy and data security, Pexip is the platform of choice for large companies and public sector organisations. Pexip can be customised to meet customers’ unique needs and existing infrastructure, providing a solution for traditional video meetings but also a platform for business to consumer applications such as telehealth, remote court hearings and financial services consultations.

Pexip is listed on Euronext

Rising Star

 FOM logo

FOM Technologies sells state of the art and cutting-edge slot-die coating machines and equipment that enables researchers, scientists and professionals to discover, develop and commercialise new functional materials, for a cleaner and more sustainable future. Slot-die coating is a new precise method for depositing a thin liquid film to the surface of a substrate. It was developed to provide a more efficient, cost-optimized, and scalable coating method. FOM Technologies customers include some of the most prestigious universities and research institutions in the world. The main focus research areas are energy harvesting (Solar) and energy storage (Batteries, Fuel-cells and Power to X).

FOM Technologies is listed on Nasdaq

Star of Innovation 


Nanoform logo

Nanoform is an innovative nanoparticle medicine enabling company. Nanoform works together with pharma and biotech partners globally to provide hope for patients in developing new and improved medicines utilizing Nanoform’s platform technologies. The company focuses on reducing clinical attrition and on enhancing drug molecules’ performance through its nanoforming technologies and formulation services. Nanoform’s capabilities include GMP manufacturing, and its services span the small to large molecule development space with a focus on solving key issues in drug solubility and bioavailability and on enabling novel drug delivery applications. Nanoform’s shares are listed on the Premier-segment of Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Helsinki (ticker: NANOFH) and Stockholm (ticker: NANOFS).

Nanoform is listed on Nasdaq

Star of 2021


Aluflexpack logo

Aluflexpack produces flexible packaging solutions mainly for end-markets such as Coffee & Tea, Pharmaceuticals, Pet food, Confectionery and Dairy. Well-established insights, service flexibility and development competence are what underpin long-term customer relationships, both with local operating companies and large international corporations. Aluflexpack, headquartered in Reinach (AG), Switzerland, has production facilities in Switzerland, France, Poland and Turkey and four production facilities in Croatia. The number of employees as of 30 June 2021 was approximately 1,324.

Aluflexpack is listed on SIX Swiss Exchange

Special Mention

Following the success of its introduction in 2017, the Awards also assigned a ‘Special Mention’. The objective of this category is to celebrate an initiative, an individual or a company which has had a significant impact on small and mid-cap issuers accessing capital markets.

Enlight Logo

Enlight Research helps issuers communicate their investment story and gives investors insights to support their investment decisions. Our vision is to create a fair investment environment where high-quality research is available to all. Our success is visible on the Baltic Stock Exchange where the majority of the well-known listed companies have joined our platform and readership have gone from hundreds to thousands.


The runners-up:

Category ‘International Star’

Category ‘Rising Star’

Category ‘Star of Innovation’ 

Category ‘Star of 2021’


The press release announcing the winners is available here.