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Aker BioMarine Named Europe’s Most Innovative Company

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Aker BioMarine was named the most innovative company after a year-long journey in Europe's biggest and most prestigious business competition, the European Business Awards.


Aker BioMarine was one of 13 winners following a final live judging session, after the competition began last year with over 112,000 businesses from 34 countries initially considered. 


“For us, innovation is a high priority and something that requires dedication every day. This prize is a recognition of our employees who are working for constant improvement and innovation in Aker BioMarine,” says Matts Johansen, CEO, Aker BioMarine.


Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says: "Our winners are the gold standard for business excellence. They are also powerful examples of the growth potential for European business in today’s highly competitive global marketplace."  


Over 450 successful business leaders from across Europe came together at the two day event with politicians, ambassadors and academics to the European Business Awards that sets out to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.


In 2017, Aker BioMarine won the award as Norway's most innovative company. In recent years, Aker BioMarine has made significant investments in researching and developing new products.


"Over the past decade, we have been driven by our mission to improve human and planetary health. Innovation and people are the cornerstones of our success; we are explorers who think outside the ordinary while keeping our feet firmly on the ground,” says Johansen.


Through extensive innovation and research projects in cooperation with major educational institutions, Aker BioMarine contributes to the development of skills and value creation in Norway. Eco-Harvesting technology and research on krill in fish feed are examples of this. Research and innovation are the cornerstones of the company, from the development of the company's harvesting and production technology to product development, commercialization, and marketing.


For further information about the European Business Awards, please go to www.businessawardseurope.com.


About the European Business Awards

The European Business Awards’ primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.

The European Business Awards programme serves the European business community in three ways:

  • It celebrates and endorses individuals’ and organisations’ success
  • It provides and promotes examples of excellence for the business community to aspire to
  • It engages with the European business community to create debate on key issues

The European Business Awards is now in its 11th year. This year it considered over 112,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE, Germany Trade & Invest, PR Newswire, TRACC and Bureau Van Dijk. 


Twitter: @rsmEBA

Facebook: www.facebook.com/businessawardseurope   

LinkedIn: the company page “The European Business Awards”


About Aker BioMarine

Aker BioMarine is a biotech innovator and Antarctic krill-harvesting company, dedicated to improving human and planetary health. The company develops krill-based ingredients for nutraceutical, aquaculture, and animal feed applications. The company’s fully transparent value chain stretches from sustainable krill harvesting in pristine Antarctic waters through its Montevideo logistics hub, Houston production plant, and all the way to customers around the world. Aker BioMarine is fully owned by Aker ASA, an industrial pioneer since its establishment in 1841.


Twitter: @AkerBioMarine

Facebook: www.facebook.com/akerbiomarine/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aker-biomarine-antarctic/


For more information or an interview, please contact:

Katrin Berntsen

Director Communications

Ph: +47 920 54 570

Email: katrin.berntsen@akerbiomarine.com