Future Unicorn Award

The Future Unicorn Award aims at celebrating SMEs from across Europe that have the potential to become the future European Tech giants. It puts under the spotlight SMEs which have demonstrated to be successful in digitising their business processes and in offering innovative digital products and services.

2022 Finalists


United Kingdom
Enabling industries to track materials used in manufacturing and recycling chains for responsible sourcing and sustainability.
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Fazla Gida

Management system with A.I. and machine-learning technologies for donating, recycling, and reselling Food Surplus.
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A fast-moving digital disruptor that automatically connects businesses and workers on its proprietary digital platform, like Netflix but for jobs.
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what is the future unicorn award?

Watch the video below which explains the award, how finalists are identified and how the winner is selected…

Meet the jury

An expert jury will decide the three finalists from the list of nominees, along with the winner of the Future Unicorn Award for 2023. Make sure to watch at Masters of Digital on 8 March to find out who the winner is!


Hilary Mine

VP Strategy & Technology, 
Nokia CX


Kadi Silde

Chief of Staff, Head of the Transition Team, DIANA,

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Eric de Montgolfier

Chief Executive Officer, Invest Europe

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Andrea Bauer Vaugan


Stephane Ouaki

Stéphane Ouaki

Head of Department, European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

2023 Nominees



A company that ensures that lighting units can be controlled remotely without the need for infrastructural change. The solution makes cities autonomous while reducing expenses, returning on investments and efficiency. Smart units turn into Autonomous Lighting groups with neural network communication. Their proprietary algorithms allow for affordable efficiency gains on a scale that could not be obtained before.


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A cloud-based energy optimization solution that helps real-estate professionals substantially reduce CO2 emissions and realize energy savings.

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A Norwegian green-tech company established in 2018. They develop, design and manufacture their products in Scandinavia and currently export to countries all over Europe. Their ambitions further lie in becoming one of the largest companies in green technology in Europe within 2026, and one of the largest in the world within 2031. 

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A company born from a university project in Zaragoza in 2006. Their smart solutions are focused on three verticals: Sustainability, to help companies become more sustainable, Smart Cities & Infrastructure, to develop more livable cities for their citizens, and Agri-food, to take advantage of the full potential of our natural resources, which are increasingly scarce and threatened. 

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Plan A


A leading corporate carbon accounting, decarbonisation, and ESG reporting software provider. The Greentech has developed the Plan A Sustainability Platform, a secure, data-driven, and scientifically sound SaaS solution for Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions calculation, science-based net-zero target setting and carbon reduction planning, as well as compliant and audit-proof reporting. Thus, the platform empowers businesses to self-manage their entire net-zero journey in a central end-to-end platform hub. 

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Planet Heroes


The global, community-based platform built to promote ecological activities and provide a financial reward for people who clean up the planet.  

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Red Points


A pioneering Digital Revenue Recovery platform. Over 1,000 companies rely on Red Points to fight fakes, piracy impersonations and credential reselling allowing them to maintain control, improve their brand value, and increase revenue. 

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A precision forestry solution that is digitally transforming the sector by increasing transparency, traceability and efficiency, supporting sustainable forest management and achievement of the climate goals. 

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A technology company known for their local commerce platform, that makes it easy for customers to order whatever they need on one app, for merchants to make additional sales, and for couriers to make meaningful earnings flexibly.

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Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more about the event, please contact Kivanc Akil, Associate Director for Events & Executive Coordination, DIGITALEUROPE:

[email protected]