The Finnish thin film equipment provider Beneq has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list acknowledging the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region. Beneq develops atomic layer deposition (ALD) and aerosol coating, nAERO® and nHALO®, for high-end R&D and demanding industrial environments. Beneq’s patent portfolio contains close to 100 patent families, including processes, equipment and applications.
Beneq CEO Sampo Ahonen says: “This acknowledgement is very pleasing, as it further assures us at Beneq, our customers and owners alike, that our work is on a sound and credible basis, regardless of who is evaluating our business. We have unique skills within Beneq, and we are eager to put them to work and turn them into success.”
The chosen Red Herring finalists reflect the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds across Europe. The nominees are evaluated on several criteria, including financial performance, technology innovation, management skills, execution of strategy and integration into their respective industries. This assessment of potential is further complemented by a review of the actual track record and status of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a credible instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.
Sources: Red Herring, Beneq