EnterNext, the Euronext subsidiary dedicated to promoting and growing the market for SMEs (Small and Medium-size companies), announced the launch of Tech 40, a label recognizing innovative European SMEs. Tech 40 puts young tech companies listed on Euronext markets – in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon or Paris – under the spotlight.
Companies awarded with the Tech 40 are operating in life sciences, eco-industries or TMT (Technology-Media-Telecom). An independent group of European experts selected the best forty firms on the basis of their business, financial and stock market performances. The lucky selected companies will enjoy an inclusion in a special Tech 40 index, a roadshow programme and a membership to the Tech 40 Club.
Biotech companies, represent ¼ of the Tech 40. To prove how innovative these nominated companies are, we picked out a few names, who all made the front page recently.
Ablynx: this Belgian company is engaged in the development of Nanobodies®, proprietary therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments. They recently announce that Genzyme enters their long list of partners.