‘Born Global Champions’: Austria honours its best

Awards for 46 young companies who have pursued internationalisation from day one.

The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber bestowed the ‘Born Global Champions’ award on no fewer than 46 fledgling Austrian firms at an event on 26 June 2017. Prizes went to companies founded since 2012 who have served international markets from the outset, offered innovative products and services, and demonstrated rapid international growth.

For the first time, two Born Global Supporters were also honoured for their hands-on support of new companies: A1 Telekom Austria and high-tech firm Frequentis have for years been allowing such newcomers access to their international experience, their wealth of knowledge and their global contact network.

The prize winners all have several things in common: they think big, see the whole world as their market, and are already enjoying considerable success. Their exceptional performance as innovation leaders is also raising Austria’s international profile as a business Location.