Norwegian Business Awards
Norwegian Business Awards (NBA) is brought to life by Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce to bring out and acknowledge the Estonian companies that have succeeded in innovating or growing their business, especially in cooperation with Norway.
Excellence in Innovation Award recognises an Estonian established company that, through innovation, has challenged the conventional thinking on their market or industry, and seen positive commercial outcome as a result. The innovation could, for example, be in product design/development, manufacturing process, working practice, distribution logic or customer service.
Excellence in Growth Award will be given to an Estonian business that shows excellence in extensive growth and evidence of a sustained annual growth of 10 % or more during the last 3 years. Growth driven by increased export activities will be seen as an advantage, especially if it can be linked to bilateral trade between Estonia and Norway.
How to Apply
Filling In the Applications
(01.02. – 05.03.2019)
Announcement of Finalists
The Awards Jury
Chairman of the Board, NECC
Founder and CEO of Ocean Visuals AS
Chairman of the Board, FICE
Managing Director of Protex Balti
H.E. Cecilie Annette Willoch
Norwegian Ambassador to Estonia
Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and ICT
Director of Business Development in Norway, Enterprise Estonia
H.E. Janne Jõesaar-Ruusalu
Estonian Ambassador to Norway
The NBA 2019 Finalists
The NBA Winners 2018
Nordic Automation Systems (NAS) is an industrial automation company, providing full remote metering solutions for Utilities and Smart City street lighting solutions.NAS has been focusing in the development of LoRaWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) products for the last couple of years. Today we are one of the few companies in the world who provides full vertical LoRaWAN infrastructure: end-nodes, gateways, IoT Hub cloud platform and API. The entire product creation process is done in-house, from R&D to manufacturing. Main customer target groups include: Telematic companies, IoT partners, Meter & Luminaire manufacturers as well as labors and universities. Main markets are as follows, but not limited to India, Oceania, South Africa and Europe.
Helland Baltic OÜ is a daughter company of Norwegian company Helland Møbler AS. Their main production area is furniture production for the contract market. Main target group is public spaces and they specialize in furniture for the healthcare sector. Biggest customer groups are state/government and local municipalities in Scandinavia and rest of Europe.
Nordic Houses’ main areas of activity are the design, production and construction of energy-efficient timber-frame buildings. Their main clients are distributors, developers and construction companies in the Nordic countries and Central Europe. Their home market has been Norway from day 1 and our main products are mountain cabins. The cabins we are delivering through their associated Norwegian company Buen Gruppen AS which has 10 local distributors.
Skeleton Technologies is the global leader in graphene-based ultracapacitors and energy-storage systems. We deliver high power, high energy, reliable and long-life storage solutions across the industry. Through the use of patented ‘curved graphene’, we have achieved global breakthroughs in ultracapacitor performance and successfully commercialized our ultracapacitors, in trucks, buses, and grid applications. Our ultracapacitors deliver twice the energy density and 4 times the power density offered by other manufacturers. Our current customer base ranges from leading Tier One automotive firms and industrial equipment OEMs to truck fleet operators and aerospace prime contractors.
Nordic Houses’ main areas of activity are the design, production and construction of energy- efficient timber-frame buildings. Their main clients are distributors, developers and construction companies in the Nordic countries and Central Europe. Their home market has been Norway from day 1 and our main products are mountain cabins. The cabins we are delivering through their associated Norwegian company Buen Gruppen AS which has 10 local distributors.
Harmet produces modular houses, pre-fabricated modules and various modular on-site facilities.
Their primary market is Scandinavia as more than 90% of their products are exported to the Nordic countries. Over 70% of exports goes to Sweden to our main long-term customers Boklok and Cramo Adapteo.
The NBA Winners 2016
Seve Ehituse AS belongs to the first generation of companies that was created just after the restoration of independence. As the company grew up alongside the new Republic of Estonia, they also went through all possible growing pains together. Seve has produced and built more than 1000 houses in Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland. Seve has built the Estonia’s first plus-energy house – a pre-fabricated house “Ave”. The house produces 1 kWh/m2 more power per year than it consumes, i.e. the annual heating and electric bill is smaller than the annual power production per year.
Glamox is a Norwegian industrial group that develops, manufactures and distributes professional lighting solutions for the global market with operations in several European countries, as well as Asia, the USA and Canada. The Group is organized with Glamox AS as the parent company. Operations are currently divided between three divisions: Professional Building Solutions, Global Marine & Offshore and Sourcing, Production and Logistics. Each Division is responsible for its group of companies.
Norway and Estonia have developed a strong economic relationship over the last 27 years, and Norway is an important source of foreign investments in Estonia. Norwegian companies are involved in a broad range of business activities in Estonia, and the potential for new partnerships is great, in particular, related to ICT, innovation and green growth.
NECC is a key meeting place for Norwegian-Estonian business interests. NECC is also an important partner in the Embassy’s efforts to stimulate trade and commercial relationships between Norway and Estonia.
I recommend companies with an interest in trade and economic relations between Norway and Estonia to join NECC and take part in their activities.