On the 8th of June 2017 in The Polish Business Roundtable seat took place a gala event, during which we received another extremely nice distinction, which was the award in the "Impuls do biznesu" competition organized by the newspaper "Puls Biznesu" and the investment fund VRP. Over 150 applications came to the fourth edition of this prestigious competition, of which five reach the final in each of the two competition categories. Our company was honored in the category "Modern technologies for industry and services" and received a check for PLN 30,000 for the project of a mobile DNA laboratory in agriculture. The main prize in the same category was received by GeniCore, and in the field of solutions for the medical industry, Sinutronic was awarded - as the main winner and medVC.eu, as the winner. We would like to congratulate all the winners and thank the organizers and the jury for seeing the potential of our project.
On the 8th of June in Warsaw during the final gala at Campus Warsaw, we received the Auler 2017 award, awarded cyclically from 2009 to young companies that consistently develop in a field of innovative technologies and promote entrepreneurial culture. The awards were granted by the jury consisting of industry practitioners and investors. Besides NEXBIO, the winners of this year's edition include CallPage, Photon, IndaHash and Zapakuj.to. Congratulations to all and thanks again for the award. It will be another motivation for us to extend our offer, because in the past, Auler's winners were companies, many of which later gained international success and attracted investors' attention.
We are pleased to announce that we were qualified to the final fifty of the most innovative startups from around the world, selected from among participants of the Pioneers 500 Festival, which took place on May 31 - June 2 in Vienna at the Hofburg Palace. As NEXBIO, we reached the final six in Science category, presenting our solution in the form of a portable DNA analyzer for the detection of crop pathogens. We did not manage to win (the main prize was awarded to Austrian Stromkind), but thanks to participation in this prestigious project we could bring our products to potential partners from international markets.
The sponsor of our business trip was Grupa Azoty S.A.