For 15 years in a row, the Flemish government has awarded the “Prize of the Flemish Government for the Scale-up of the Year“. With the ‘Prize of the Flemish Government for Scale-up of the year 2020’, the Flemish government wants to distinguish a scale-up that clearly manifests itself as a grower. From the 4 finalists (Robovision from Zwijnaarde, FibriCheck from Hasselt, THEO Technologies from Leuven and Unifly from Antwerp) the jury chose the Ghent tech company Robovision as the winner. After Robovision was also named “Scale-up of the year 2020” at The Big Squeeze a few weeks ago, it can now also share this award with its employees.
Jonathan Berte, CEO and co-founder of Robovision, received the price from Belgium’s prime minister Jan Jambon.
A professional jury nominated the scale-ups based on various criteria, including the potential to become “Company of the year” in the future.
Hans Crijns (Vlerick Business School), Karen Boers (Managing director BeCode), Roel Caers (Guardsquare), Daan De Wever (CEO Destiny), Nadia Jansen (CEO Building Group Jansen), Tom Michielsen (Redacteur De Tijd), Frederik Vandenberghe (CFO Skyline), Daniel Verlé (agentschap innoveren en ondernemen), Edgard Vermeersch (CEO Itineris).
“Robovision is profitable and has sufficient cash flow to develop and grow independently. CEO Jonathan Berte is a passionate and visionary CEO who will undoubtedly lead the company to the top.” – Stefan Olivier, partner EY Belgium
“The past year was challenging for companies and it requires flexibility and creativity to respond appropriately. Robovision has survived this period, they stayed on track and have always continued to pursue their ambitions. I would like to congratulate all the finalists. It is the entrepreneurs who give oxygen to our Belgian economy.” – Didier Beauvois, Head of Corporate banking