Future Unicorn Award 2020

  • The Future Unicorn Award aims at celebrating SMEs from across Europe that have the potential to become the future European Tech giants. It puts under the spotlight SMEs which have demonstrated to be successful in digitising their business processes and in offering innovative digital products and services.

The award is compiled by asking all the national trade associations affiliated with DIGITALEUROPE to select a single SME from their country. This results in a truly pan-European selection of incredible digital companies from all sectors, including financial technologies, health solutions, smart home, academic, industrial and many more.

The award is also a testimony of the vital importance of SMEs in the wider digital ecosystem. It represents an opportunity to advocate for EU-wide policies and regulatory frameworks that nurture the entrepreneurial culture and enable SMEs to scale up.

The ceremony took place on 6 February 2020 at the Masters of Digital Conference. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth handed the award to Corti from Denmark. 

2020 winner – Corti from Denmark

  • Corti from Denmark

    Corti is an intelligent partner that uses AI to build “a GPS” that guides physicians through patient interviews, making sure they get to the right conclusion fast.

“Today, only 6% of the world’s unicorns are from the EU – this is not enough! By showcasing some of the brilliant start-ups from across Europe here in Brussels, we hope to highlight to EU leaders what these companies need to take their business to the next level. All three finalists today have the potential to become Europe’s future unicorns, but the jury believes that Corti from Denmark will be first!” explained Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE.

We’re honoured to receive this award and to be recognised at the European level. There is an extensive amount of innovation happening in Europe’s healthcare sector and Corti is being recognized for its potential of becoming a true game-changer. We’re driven forward knowing that our technology has the ability to save lives every day and hope that Europe’s leaders continue to advocate for the importance of innovation in healthcare.”, said Andreas Cleve, CEO of Corti.

Read the press release

Future Unicorn Award 2020 Press Release

Future Unicorn Award 2020 – Finalists

The two other finalists were

  • doks.innovation from Germany

    Doks.innovation automate inventory processes by collecting and processing data autonomously. To do so, they combine innovative technology (e.g. drones, with sensors and our software that uses machine & deep learning)

  • Nova Leah from Ireland

    Nova Leah help their client ensures that connected medical devices are safe from cyber-attacks and compliant with regulation.


Meet all the other nominated companies

  • 2021.Ai  from Denmark

    Platform that help enterprise use & implement AI at scale by providing them for easy AI governance, which is ethical, robust & transparent.

  • Bitrise from Hungary

    Platform for the automation of repetitive, error-prone parts of the app development process to help developers focus their time on more creative and important tasks.

  • eAgronom from Estonia

    eAgronom help farmers enter the digital age. They provide them for an easy to use platform to gather & analyse farming-related data and give them AI based suggestions.

  • Ekkono Solutions AB from Sweden

    Ekkono does machine learning for IoT. Ekkono’s Edge Machine Learning software is embedded onboard connected devices to make them conscious, self-learning, and predictive.

  • OpenClassRooms from France

    OpenClassRooms is a platform to earn Bachelor & Master’s level diploma in the most sought-after profession digital skills.

  • Planet Idea from Italy

    Planet Idea is a competence center which consults with cities & neighborhoods on how best to integrate innovation into urban areas.

  • Reengen from Turkey

    Reengen digitizes energy management. Their IoT Platform provides end-to-end data analytics solutions across the energy value chain, from generation to consumption.

  • Teleport HQ from Romania

    TeleportHQ is a low-code platform which builds a mental exo-skeleton for user interface professionals (designers, developers, marketers, content creators and business owners).

  • Typing DNA from Romania

    Typing DNA is the new thing in customer authentication. Instead of cumbersome passwords & 2 factor authentication, it recognises people by the way they type, thus providing new solution in preventing online fraud, reducing account sharing or stopping people from cheating.

  • Unifly from Belgium

    Platform which integrates drones into the airspace safely, connecting authorities with drone pilots to approve and manage drone flights.

  • Vastuu Group from Finland

    The Vastuu Group helps their clients manage & use data in a legal, trustworthy and robust way. They are one of the Finnish MyData initiative operators.

Future Unicorn 2019 Award

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