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
(June-August 2020)




Announcement of Finalists
(More info coming soon)


(More info coming soon)

Excellence in Innovation Award Application Form
Excellence in Growth Award Application Form

The Awards Jury

Christian Testman
Chairman of the Board, NECC
Founder and CEO of Ocean Visuals AS

Helena Almqvist
Chairman of the Board, FICE
Managing Director of Protex Balti

H.E. Cecilie Annette Willoch
Norwegian Ambassador to Estonia

Rene Tammist
Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and ICT

Geir Eckmann
Director of Business Development in Norway, Enterprise Estonia

H.E. Janne Jõesaar-Ruusalu
Estonian Ambassador to Norway

The NBA Winners 2019

Excellence in Innovation 2019


Cybernetica is a research and development intensive ICT company that develops and sells mission-critical software technologies and services, maritime surveillance and radio communications solutions. Cybernetica has been an active counterpart in developing critical e-Government systems, such as the Estonian X-Road, i-Voting, e-Customs and others. Today Cybernetica delivers its systems to across 35 countries in the world to the verticals such as governments, telecommunication, healthcare, cybersecurity, defence, finance etc.

Excellence in Growth 2019

Helmes AS

Helmes is there for companies, organisations and states are in need of automation and digitalization with 570+ experts, 35M EUR turnover. For the last 15 years, Helmes has been building the e-gov in fields such as central government, e-voting, e-justice, social services (Digital e-prescription, 2011 awarded as the best e-service, more than 11 mil prescriptions issued every year via our system, Eesti Töötukassa – selfservice environment for emloyees, unemployed and Töötukassa stuff. Idea is to make as many procedures as possible online, fluxLoop: analysis of mass movement data in ski resort centres, zoos, cinemas, airports and similar), agriculture, e-health (Sarcoma app together with Netlife Design and Sarkomer), utilities, municipalities.

The NBA Finalists 2019

Innovation finalist

Turnit OÜ

Turnit is a travel tech company with more than 20 years of industry experience. The company provides mission-critical software technology and consultation to passenger transport industry. Company’s Turnit Ride platform is targeted for operators who require complex logistics management, dynamic pricing, and flexible responsiveness to the market situation, maximizing revenue while streamlining their business processes. The platform, delivered as full service, processes around 10 million seat reservations annually and its services are used by over 40 operators across the world, including industry leaders like Transdev (France) and Nettbuss (Sweden and Norway).

Innovation and Growth finalist

Gabriel Scientific OÜ

Gabriel Scientific OÜ is an owner of globally patented PneumaPure™ Filter Technology and SleepAngel trademark in order to design, manufacture and sell PneumaPure™ filter enabeled bedding products. SleepAngel bedding products with patented PneumaPure Filter Technology are the only products that can simultaneously provide comfort alongside a 100% barrier against pathogens. PneumaPure Filter Technology is a highly specialised nano-porous filter composite that functions as an effective barrier to pathogens including bacteria, virus and fungus as well as to the ingress of liquid, while remaining highly air-permeable. Using this advanced technology in the design and manufacture of pillows, mattresses and other cushioning devices, results in a hermetically sealed cushioning device that is a clinically proven barrier to pathogen ingress yet is well ventilated, breathable and comfortable.

Innovation finalist

Tieto Estonia AS

Tieto is a globally recognized technology company with strong drive to grasp the opportunities of the data-driven world and the aim to become customer’s first choice for business renewal. Global capabilities combined with local expertise; through their solutions they keep the wheels of Nordic societies turning and help their customers grasp the opportunities of the data-driven world. As manufacturing becomes a fully connected industry, businesses require intelligent production and connected techniques to keep up. Our real-time factory service allows you to be responsive, adaptive and predictive to avoid delays, improve production and optimise efficiency. Integrated Advanced Planning System, together with ERP will make automated production planning and monitoring process real-time manageable and maximize efficiency. A connected factory tracks employees and machinery and adjusts operations based on data – reducing machine downtime, empowering manufacturers and ensuring delivery. Plus, with this increased reliability comes greater customer satisfaction.

The NBA Winners 2018

Excellence in Innovation 2018

Nordic Automation Systems

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.

Excellence in Growth 2018

Helland Baltic OÜ

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.

Runners-up 2018

Excellence in Innovation 2018

Nordic Houses

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

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.

Excellence in Growth 2018

Nordic Houses

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 OÜ

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

Excellence in Innovation 2016

Seve Ehituse AS

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.

Excellence in Growth 2016

Glamox AS

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.

Norwegian Ambassador to Estonia, H.E. Ms. Cecilie Annette Willoch