We reached the final round in a prestigious business competition in Europe27.06.2018
Prototron was declared the winner of the national category at the European Business Awards, the largest business competition in Europe.
Prototron was first selected in December from approximately 3,000 stand-out business organisations in Europe, which was followed by a country-based assessment which was conducted by a jury formed of well-known politicians, academicians, and business leaders, as a result of which the facility won the prize for the best business organisation in Estonia in the category of organisations with a turnover of between 0-25 million. As a result of the acknowledgement gained, Prototron was representing Estonia in the final round of the pan-European award, in the category of cooperation between the public and private sectors.
‘Prototron, which was established by Swedbank, Tehnopol, and the Tallinn University of Technology, has found its niche as an innovative facility for technology-based smart ideas, and has helped to develop numerous exciting and successful companies. I am glad that our work has also been noticed in Europe, which points to a recognition of the entire start-up community in Estonia,’ said Jana Pavlenkova, CEO of Prototron.
‘Prototron is a clear leader, an organisation which sets an example in its sector. Having won in the national category means that the facility represents some of those values which are important to us, such as success, ethics, or innovation, values which are held in high regard all over Europe. We are keeping our fingers crossed for Prototron in the final round,’ said Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards.
The European Business Awards have been handed out for the past eleven years with the aim of supporting and acknowledging business communities all over Europe. This year, a total of 110,000 businesses from 34 countries took part in the competition. The competition is supported by RSM, ELITE, Germany Trade & Invest, PR Newswire, Berau Ban Dijk, and SDL Managed Translation.