Press release: FlexEnable chosen as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winner
18 April 2018
Cambridge (UK), 18 April 2018 – FlexEnable, the leader in the development and industrialisation of organic electronics for flexible displays and sensors, announced that it has been chosen as a Red Herring Europe award winner at the Top 100 forum in Amsterdam, Netherlands this week. The award recognises Europe’s leading private companies and celebrates their innovations and technologies across their respective industries.
Red Herring Top 100 Europe enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the European Region. Since 1996, Red Herring has kept tabs on these up-and-comers. Red Herring’s Top 100 list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring’s editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Alibaba, Facebook, Google, SalesForce.com, Skype, SuperCell, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube would change the way we live and work. Thousands of the most interesting and innovative companies have graced the Top 100 list over the years.
“In 2018, selecting the top achievers was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs had crossed significant milestones so early in the European tech ecosystem. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Europe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe FlexEnable embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. FlexEnable should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”
Chuck Milligan, CEO of FlexEnable, said: “Being a Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe winner is a great endorsement of FlexEnable’s innovative technology platform and business model. It comes at a time when our flexible display technology is about to disrupt the displays industry with the mass production of conformable and unbreakable plastic LCDs, bringing a uniquely low-cost and size scalable solution into a rapidly growing market for flexible displays in consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, digital signage and aerospace markets.”
Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation, management quality, overall business strategy and market penetration. This assessment was complemented by a review of the track records and standings of similar startups in the same verticals, allowing Red Herring to see past the “hype” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Europe.
FlexEnable has pioneered the world’s first flexible electronics technology platform that allows electronics made of organic materials to be manufactured on flexible plastic film, the thickness of a sheet of paper. Compatible with existing manufacturing lines, it is the key to truly flexible and cost effective electronics over large and small surfaces. The core applications of this technology are glass-free, flexible displays and sensors that enable game-changing products across a variety of industries including consumer electronics, automotive, digital signage, wearables, medical and security. FlexEnable’s customers include OEMs, component manufacturers and materials suppliers. The company offers a comprehensive range of services-based packages for its technology platform including: ProductEnable™, MaterialsEnable™ and FabEnable™.
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