24.05.2010

Nine Finnish technology companies among Red Herring finalists

Promising private technology ventures show strength of Finnish innovation.

Nine Finnish companies have been selected as finalists for Red Herring's Europe 100 award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region. The Top 100 winners will be announced at the Red Herring Europe Conference in Paris on 27 May.

The Red Herring editorial team has selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds of businesses across Europe. The nominees have been evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy and integration into their respective industries.

The following Finnish companies are among the finalists:

Cellictica Ltd (www.cellictica.com) focuses on bringing magical user experiences focusing on speech technologies. Cellictica’s applications take advantage of the immense technological improvements made in the field of artificial intelligence and speech technologies, bringing these complex technologies in use for ultimately streamlined and affordable mobile applications.

Eniram Ltd (www.eniram.fi) provides advanced decision support systems to the owners and operators of large commercial vessels, including cruise ships, freight carriers and tankers. Eniram’s solutions enable fuel efficiency, environmental protection initiatives and intelligent reporting of vessel and fleet performance, delivering cost efficiencies onboard and onshore.

Digium Ltd (www.digium.fi/en/) is a leading provider of software services for feedback management and data collection, helping companies to measure stakeholder opinions and manage feedback. The service provides tools for continuous collection of information, analyzing information, and reacting to changes — whether the target group consists of customers, employees, or partners.

Flowdock Ltd (www.flowdock.com) is about turning communication into value. Flowdock is a tool for keeping teams organized and up-to-date, making it as simple as having a chat.

LumoFlow (www.lumoflow.com) is a productive collaboration environment for enterprises that improves productivity, connects global operations and remote workers, and manages joint projects with partners and customers.

Heptagon (www.heptagon.fi) is the pioneering world-leader in replicated wafer-level micro-optics. Excellence in the design and production of very fine-structure free-form/aspheric micro-optics enables Heptagon to produce extremely compact solutions with unmatched performance in CMOS image sensing, LED beam-shaping and laser beam-splitting applications.

Pancomp International Ltd (www.pancomp.com) has created an efficient wireless time attendance and work management system with which you can easily monitor homecare services, security services and cleaning services in real time.

Red Solution Finland Oy (www.redsolution.fi) is the leading mobile application (Smart Map, Event management, Trace and track, Childcare and work force management) provider based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in Europe. Red Solution Finland Oy provides mobile applications for mobile handset manufacturers, wireless operators, enterprise customers, event organisers and mobile portals.

Snoobi (www.snoobi.fi) is an innovative software services company specializing in Online Business Intelligence (OBI). Snoobi's web analytics provide clients with facts that are essential in the planning and evaluation of all Internet-related decisions.