ProtAffin AG and Global Bioenergies win The Most Innovative European Biotech SME Award 2012
In an exciting twist, two companies have been announced as winners of EuropaBio’s Most Innovative Biotech SME Award 2012. Commission Vice President Tajani who presented the award, during the event hosted by Dr. Kay Swinburne MEP at the European Parliament on 19th September, named both Austrian healthcare biotech SME ProtAffin AG and Global Bioenergies a French industrial biotech SME- as joint winners of the award. The two winning entries competed against three other outstanding runners up: Green Biologics Ltd (UK), Promethera BioSciences (Belgium) and to-BBB (The Netherlands). The top five candidates were selected from a record breaking total of 37 applicants to this year's award, now in its 3rd year.
From right to left: Eric Halioua, CEO Promethera, Edward Green, CEO Green Biologics, Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani, Philippe De Backer MEP, Jason Slingsby, CEO ProtAffin AG, Willem van Weperen, CEO to-BBB, Nathalie Moll, Secretary General EuropaBio, Kay Swinburne MEP, Tom Saylor, CEO Arecor, Jean-Baptiste Barbaroux, Global Bioenergies, G. Steven Burrill, CEO and Founder Burrill & Company.