Meet the 2021 Shortlisted Companies 

 

An independent Jury, set up by the European Commission, has selected a shortlist of three companies per category.
The winners will be announced during a special Awards Ceremony on 16th November 2021
For the press release revealing the shortlist, see here.

 

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CZG – Česká zbrojovka Group (CZG), together with its subsidiaries, is one of the leading producers of firearms for military and law enforcement, personal defence, hunting, sport shooting and other commercial use. CZG markets and sells its products mainly under the CZ (Česká zbrojovka), CZ-USA, Colt, Colt Canada, Dan Wesson, Brno Rifles and 4M Systems brands. CZG’s subsidiaries include Česká zbrojovka, Colt’s Manufacturing Company, Colt Canada Corporation, CZ-USA, 4M Systems and CZ Export Praha. CZG also owns a minority stake in Spuhr i Dalby, a Swedish manufacturer of optical mounting solutions for firearms.

CZG is headquartered in the Czech Republic and has production facilities in the Czech Republic, the United States and Canada. It employs around 2,000 people in the Czech Republic, the USA, Canada and Germany.

 

CZG is listed on Prague Stock Exchange

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The M+ Group is the leading business process and technology outsourcing (BPTO) provider in Southeast Europe and Central Asia. We are the largest and fastest-growing company in both regions, employing more than 8,000 people.

Our diverse delivery model allows us to provide first-rate support to various industry verticals focusing on the technology segment and 58 different markets, setting operations in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey, Georgia, UK, US, Hungary and Romania. Our strategy combines the best in contact centre communication, process efficiency, technology innovations, and business resistance and stability.

 

M+ Group is listed on Zagreb Stock Exchange

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Pexip

 

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

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Dadelo

Founded in 2005, Dadelo is a bicycle seller and the biggest bicycle parts seller in Poland via the online domain centrumrowerowe.pl. It supports many cycling initiatives, both for adults and children. It is also the main partner of Dadelo Road Racing for avid cyclists, and we also reward the best during road tour competitions.

Its e-shop range includes specialist clothing and footwear for cycling, electronics, food supplements and specialist personal care products. In total, the e-shop offers around 13,000 products with unique digital IDs.  Here visitors of all ages and abilities can also access the blog section featuring tips, product tests, information about events and competitions, training and health tips, and suggestions for routes and trips.

 

Dadelo SA is listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange

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Ecomiam

 

A family business founded in 2009, Écomiam operates the first ethical and accessible network to distribute fresh frozen products that are 100% French origin and largely unprocessed. This distribution network is currently made up of 51 points of sale as of June 30th 2021, based primarily in Brittany and in the Pays de la Loire region in western France. The Group’s business is built on strong ethical values and it is attuned to contemporary consumer trends, offering products that are 100% French origin, fair traded, and accessible. It offers customers a Click & Collect option and a website that guarantees home delivery within 48 hours. It was listed on Euronext Growth to finance its expansion into most other regions in continental France. In 2020 sales totalled €23 million, up 57% (organic growth: +33%).

 

Écomiam is listed on Euronext

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FOM

 

FOM Technologies sells state of the art and cutting-edge slot-die coating machines and equipment that enables researchers, scientist’s 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

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Cy4 Gate

CY4GATE was founded in 2014 to meet the demand for unconventional cybersecurity solutions. Listed on the AIM since June 2020, CY4GATE was created to design, develop and produce technologies, products and services that respond to the most rigorous and sophisticated “Cyber Intelligence & Cyber Security” needs expressed by the Armed forces, Police, Intelligence Agencies and Companies in Italy and abroad. With its one‐of‐a‐kind Italian business model, CY4GATE covers the entire cyber market with proprietary products for both data collection and analysis and security: QUIPO and Igea for cyber intelligence; RTA for Cyber Security. Elettronica is nowadays the principal shareholder with about 54% of the shares capital (while Axa Investment Managers owns about 5,29% and the remaining 40.71% of the shares is owned by the market).

 

CY4GATE is listed on Borsa Italiana

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Marinomed

 

Marinomed Biotech AG is an Austrian science-based biopharmaceutical company with globally marketed therapeutics listed on the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange. The company focuses on the development of innovative products based on two patent-protected technology platforms. The Marinosolv® technology platform increases the efficacy of hardly soluble compounds for the treatment of sensitive tissues such as eyes, nose, lung or gastrointestinal tract. The Carragelose® platform comprises innovative patent-protected products that target viral infections of the respiratory tract and can reduce the risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2.

 

Marinomed Biotech is listed on Vienna Stock Exchange

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    Nanoform

 

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

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Aluflexpack

 

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

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Compleo

 

 

Compleo Charging Solutions AG is a leading provider of charging solutions for electric vehicles developing and producing both AC and DC charging stations. The fast-growing Green Tech company enables emission-free mobility and is committed to consistently improve its ESG footprint.

Compleo offers a one-stop solution for charging infrastructure. Its high-tech products and services range from planning, installation, maintenance, and service to cloud-based backend software. The company’s DC charging stations are the first ones on the market that comply with calibration regulations.

 

Compleo is listed on Deutsche Borse

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Making Science

 

 

Making Science is a technology and digital marketing consultancy specializing in e-commerce and digital transformation.  Its business model responds to the growing need for companies to digitize their entire value chain, particularly in the area of marketing. The markets in which Making Science operates are digital advertising, data analytics, e-commerce, and cloud, all of them with high growth rates. The Making Science Group currently employs more than 500 people and has a presence and technological development in 9 markets: Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Colombia, France, Italy, UK, Ireland, and the USA. 

 

Making Science has obtained the 71st position in the FT1000: Europe's Fastest-Growing Companies 2021 ranking, prepared by the Financial Times, positioning itself as the first fastest-growing European company in the marketing and sales sector. Making Science has also joined the Pledge1% initiative, supporting non-profit organizations in our community with a commitment that will have a major impact in the future.

 

Making Science is listed on BME

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