Enterprise Europe Network Award 2021 Finalists Announced

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 06 October 2021

The Enterprise Europe Network is the world’s largest support network for SMEs funded by the EU.  

It helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale and boosts their resilience. On 1 October, the European Commission and the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) announced the finalists of the Enterprise Europe Network Award 2021. 

The finalists are some of the most innovative SMEs in the EU and the award recognises: 

  • Commitment to sustainable and digital solutions 

  • Making the most of opportunities in the single market 

Finalists are SMEs from a range of industries such as textiles and fashion, robotics, pharmaceuticals, the agrifood sector, wastewater treatment, and the medical and laser technology industries. 

Here is a list of the finalists and their goals: 

  • BeefyGreen, a Dutch company, which produces a mushroom-based meat substitute  

  • Greek start-up Biomimetic which offers bio-inspired laser solutions for electronics 

  • Comau, a company based in Italy, explores the potential of digital manufacturing 

  • German-based company Enviplan is an SME that uses its experience in engineering, design and construction to reduce water waste 

  • Nuvisan, a French pharmaceutical company provides research services for the development and production of topical medicine. 

  • RBX Creations in France uses hemp fibre to manufacture materials such as bioplastics, paper, and textiles 

  • Resortecs in Belgium is a start-up company in the textile and fashion sector offering solutions for recycling  

  • Spanish SME Sant Aniol specialises in the production of volcanic origin water  

Three of the finalists will receive praise in: 

  • 'Inspiring Client Journey': an example of positive results for SMEs who have successfully benefitted from the EEN's services  

  • 'Stepping Ahead': an example of positive results by focusing on the transition to digitalisation, sustainability and innovation (the EEN’s new priorities) 

  • 'Recovery': an example of a remarkable adaptation to change  

Find out more about the finalists here and watch a video on the finalist ‘BeefyGreen’ here: 

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