Deloitte Technology Fast 50
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in Central Europe is a programme that recognises and profiles fast growing technology companies in the region. The programme, which is now in its 19th year, ranks the 50 fastest growing public or private technology companies.
Recognition as a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 winner provides increased, national visibility, brand recognition, and growth opportunities for your company. We understand that it takes passion, dedication, and innovation to join this elite group of the fastest-growing technology companies, and being recognised as a Technology Fast 50 winner helps propel your company even further.
The results are in!
First place in the 2018 ranking went to the Czech 3D-printing company – Prusa Research s.r.o., whose impressive growth rate of 17118% eclipsed 6910% it recorded in 2017.
Kiwi.com, Czech search engine came in second with also a record-breaking growth rate of 14377%, far surpassing its growth last year of 7165%.
Third place in the ranking was awarded to the Croatian digital solutions company, Q Software with 3894% growth and who was a winner in the 2017 Rising Star category with 2446% growth last year.
This ranks large companies that have achieved extraordinary growth over four years. Zoot a.s. from the Czech Republic ranks top in the Big 5 category two years in a row with an impressive growth of 513%.
This ranks companies that show great potential but are too new to meet the minimum of four years in operation criterion for the main Fast 50 category. Include d.o.o. from Croatia tops the Rising Star category this year with a remarkable 1950% growth rate.
Most Disruptive Innovation (MDI)
A special award for the ‘Most Disruptive Innovation’ whose inventiveness and deep technological know-how is enabling it to develop solutions with the potential to significantly disrupt established markets and value networks.
This year’s ‘Most Disruptive Innovation’ award winner is Lithuanian company Brolis Semiconductors, UAB. The most disruptive current project that is being run at BROLIS is the development of its non-invasive integrated laser-based blood constituent sensor. The BROLIS vision is to have such sensors integrated in every wearable, enabling people to monitor their health continuously.
New in 2018, this award marks out the company that has contributed most effectively through its products or services to achieving at least one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs).
The winner of the new category, Social Impact Award 2018, was awarded to Saule Sp. z o.o. (Poland) - pioneers in perovskite photovoltaics and creators of a new generation of solar panels in the form of thin, flexible foil.
Two companies also greatly impressed the judges and won a ‘Special Recognition’ in the Social Impact award this year: Czech company, Gina Software s.r.o. and Nexbio Sp. z o.o. from Poland.
Joining the Deloitte Fast 50 ‘club’ is a powerful statement for the dynamic young companies that meet the programme’s criteria, enabling them to join the fast-growing family across the world of businesses that have been recognised in Deloitte’s EMEA, US and Asia Pacific Fast 500 initiatives.
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