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European Small and Mid-Cap Awards – 2020 winners

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This year at the SME Assembly 2020 the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) joined forces with the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards to bring you a bigger awards ceremony with more outstanding projects and initiatives to highlight.

The European Small and Mid-Cap Awards aim to promote best practices and to highlight the best European Small and Mid-Sized 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.

2020 marked the eighth edition of the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards which took place alongside the EEPA online at the first virtual SME Assembly on Monday 16 November.

The winners of the 2020 edition are as follows:

International Star: Diaceutics

Rising Star: Fodelia

Star of Innovation: Frequentis 

Star of 2020: Izertis

Special Mention: Lighthouse

Congratulations to the 2020 winners!

For more information on the 2020 winners, please visit the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards website.

You can also follow the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards on Twitter.

SME Assembly 2020 – The programme

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Only a few more days until the SME Assembly 2020!

Don’t forget to register for the event in advance and get ready to enjoy the online event on Monday 16 November and Tuesday 17 November.

The SME Assembly always brings a variety of workshops, masterclasses, expert panels and roundtables as well as focused sessions with industry experts. In addition there will be an exciting awards ceremony where we will find out who the winners across the six categories of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards are, as well as the winners across the four categories in the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards.

In addition to what is on the programme delegates have the opportunity to register for ‘Virtual Worlds’ sessions featuring virtual reality used to create an immersive and inovative networking experience. These sessions have limited places and are filling up fast so make sure to register your interest with the SME Assembly Secretariat as soon as possible.

Don’t forget to follow along live via our Twitter chanel @EEPA_EU and use #SMEAssembly2020 to be featured as part of our live coverage!

What is on the 2020 programme? – Virtual Reality and Youth Essay Competition final

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The SME Assembly 2020 is getting closer and still accepting registrations. Make sure that you don’t miss out on the online edition taking place from 16-17 November and register now to secure your place.

This year’s programme promises to be high-level and diverse with many famous faces such as Peter Altmaier, Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy in Germany, and Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market, and renowned economist Maja Göpel.

Here on the News Portal we have already introduced our distinguished 2020 Schumpeter lecturer Professor Joseph Stiglitz, and looked into the joint EEPA and European Small and Mid-Caps Awards ceremony. But what else is on the programme?

There’s truly something for everyone in the range of policy workshops and masterclasses that will be on offer, with topics ranging from SME’s leading the EU’s digital sovereignty to discussions about Women Entrepreneurs in times of COVID. As always, each session will see leading European experts convene to discuss the matters at hand from a specialist perspective. The highly anticipated Youth Essay Competition finals where our top three finalists will compete for YOUR vote will also be taking place LIVE as part of this year’s programme.

The SME Assembly 2020 will also offer networking opportunities, to ensure that the valuable conversations between delegates and the connections built throughout our Promoting Enterprise community are not lost. Make sure to register as soon as possible to secure your chance to network in dedicated online spaces and sessions during this year’s Assembly.

In addition to traditional networking there will also be ‘Virtual Worlds’ available for a small number of Assembly attendees to experience an innovative and immersive networking session. These sessions will transport participants to other worlds and demonstrate how SMEs can use ground breaking opportunities that the digital and technology expanse offers for economic growth and resilience. In order to secure one of these additional limited places first, register for the SME Assembly event, then contact the SME Assembly Secretariat with VR Event as the subject line to register your interest. Please note that only registered delegates will be able to secure spots for the VR sessions.

Register for the SME Assembly 2020 and join us for THE event for SMEs and those who support them.

What is on the 2020 programme? – Awarding initiatives in enterprise and entrepreneurship

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The SME Assembly 2020 is getting closer and we are here to bring you a closer look at this year’s exciting and high-level programme. Have a look at the full programme here and don’t forget to register for the SME Assembly before it is too late!

Every year at the SME Assembly delegates have the chance to watch the best projects from across Europe and COSME countries be awarded for their efforts and work in the areas of enterprise and entrepreneurship. This year the SME Assembly is proudly hosting not one but two awards ceremonies, the European Enterprise Promotion Awards and the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards, where the most innovative projects in our Promoting Enterprise community are recognised.

The European Enterprise Promotion Awards – EEPA

The EEPA reward those who promote entrepreneurship and small business at the national, regional and local level through a variety of initiatives spanning six individual categories. Winning projects are chosen via a series of rounds including a national competition, a European competition to determine the shortlist and finally an awards ceremony where the prestigious EEPA jury reveals their top choices per category and their selection for the Grand Jury Prize. Find out more about the EEPA 2020, discover the projects competing on the shortlist and don’t forget to join us for the EEPA 2020 finals at the SME Assembly 2020.

The European Small and Mid-Cap Awards

This year the SME Assembly will also be hosting the finals of the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards, which promotes best practices and encourages more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access capital markets via IPOs. Running since 2013, the awards recognise SMEs across four different categories: International Star, Rising Star, Star of Innovation and Star of the year. Find out more about the projects shortlisted for the 2020 finals and don’t forget to secure your place at the ceremony to find out who the 2020 winners will be.

More about the SME Assembly 2020

The SME Assembly 2020 will feature a combination of high-level panels and interviews, expert roundtables, interactive workshops, informative masterclasses, and innovative networking opportunities to help answer the difficult questions facing our community post-COVID. Top speakers include Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Commissioner Thierry Breton, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier, and the distinguished economist Dr. Maja Göpel.

Register for the SME Assembly 2020 here.

The European Small and Mid-Cap Awards

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The European Small and Mid-Cap Awards, a joint initiative of the European Commission, the Federation of European Securities Exchanges and EuropeanIssuers, aim to promote best practices and encourage more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access capital markets via IPOs. Every year, awards are given in four categories: Star of 2017, Star of Innovation, International Star and Rising Star.

The Awards Ceremony was organised for the first time in 2013 by EuropeanIssuers and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), as an initiative of the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry (now Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs) of the European Commission. These two associations represent together the European Securities Exchanges and the companies listed on them. The Awards showcase the diversity of European markets, and aim to promote stock listings, in particular targeting SMEs and growth companies. These companies are critical to European economic recovery and to accomplishing the EU’s goals of job creation, competitiveness and growth.

So who is on the shortlist this year?

Want more information about the 2017 shortlist? Have a look here.


Visit the awards website to find out more about this year’s edition which will take place on 22 November in Brussels, Belgium.

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