Mushroom-based burgers, topical pharmaceuticals and x-ray-free medical imaging take home the awards this year. The three winning European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were announced at the Network's annual conference on 1st October, in Stuttgart, Germany.
The EU's Europe Enterprise Network (EEN) selects companies with inspiring visions that know how to adapt and use EU support to internationalise. The three award categories are ‘stepping ahead’, ‘recovery’ and ‘inspiring client journey’.
As the world's largest support network for SMEs that want to go international, the EEN helps businesses innovate, digitalise and grow sustainably in the EU and beyond. The 2021 finalists were comprised of industries ranging from textile and fashion, robotics, and pharmaceuticals to agro-food, wastewater treatment, and laser technology.
BeefyGreen, a Dutch company manufacturing a mushroom-based meat substitute from the stems of oyster mushrooms received the award in the ‘Stepping Ahead’ category.
In the ‘Recovery’ category, the award went to Nuvisan, a French pharmaceutical company active in research & development services for the development and production of topical medicines.
The Italian UBT SRL (Umbria Bioengineering Technologies) received the ‘Inspiring Client Journey’ Award. for developing and commercialising innovative medical imaging devices based on cutting-edge microwave technology instead of dangerous ionizing radiation (X-Rays).
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