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Who Will Be the Nordic Scaleup of the Year 2022?

The Nordic Scaleup Summit and the Nordic Scaleup Awards is the premier gathering of leading founders, business leaders, investors and policymakers from the Nordics. We want to recognise Nordic high-growth companies and entrepreneurs that run them, highlight their success stories and impact on our economy and society. The aim is to network, inspire and celebrate!

In the Nordic Scaleup Summit we want to raise awareness on the importance of scaleups and share recipes for successfully scaling a global business. We will showcase Nordic scaleups that have navigated their tough growth journey by innovating, achieving high growth and creating jobs.

Turning the spotlight on scaleups

Scaleups account for an above-average proportion of economic growth in the Nordics, but generally lack support structures. With more support, scaleups can become significant agents of change, solve societal challenges, and function asinstruments for boosting our economies. The Summit will highlight topics like big tech, talent, impact investing and why it is important to retain our scaleups in the Nordics.

Dagens Industri is organising the event together with Nordic Innovation.

"Dagens industri is the leading financial newspaper in the Nordics. We are proud to cooperate with Nordic Innovation to support the Nordic scaleup community."

Thomas Danielsson, Head of Concept, Di-Gruppen, Bonnier News

Nordic Scaleup of the Year Award

The Nordic Scaleup Awards ceremony will be held during a dinner after the Nordic Scaleup Summit, where the Nordic Scaleup of the Year will be announced. The winner will be decided by a jury consisting of experts and experienced entrepreneurs.

During the dinner, high-profile jury members will share their insights and inspiration. The evening is focussed on networking and celebrating Nordic scaleups. The Nordic Scaleup Awards is the first and only Nordic award dedicated to scaleups. It is also one-of-a-kind award with a regional focus covering the five Nordic countries.

"We find it very important that Nordic high-growth companies get the recognition and visibility they deserve. That is why we are proud to launch Nordic Scaleup Awards with Dagens Industri. As the only award celebrating these incredible companies and individuals in the Nordics, this is an opportunity to be showcased as one of the leaders in the Nordic scaleup landscape."

Anna-Maija Sunnanmark, Senior Innovation Adviser at Nordic Innovation.

Entry is open to all Nordic scaleup companies who fulfil the eligibility criteria and who can demonstrate best-of-class business performance. However, a modern Nordic scaleup company concentrates on more than just growth at any cost. As a scaleup, you also emphasize sustainability, diverse and inclusive company culture and transition to a greener economy. The Nordic Scaleup Awards is free of charge to enter.

Eligibility criteria

  • Company is registered in one of the Nordic countries
  • Annual revenue at minimum of 2M€
  • Personnel of at least 10 people
  • Annual growth figures of at least 20% in the past 3 years

Nominate your company now!

By nominating your company you can receive high-level visibility and exposure in the Nordics. The Awards ceremony will take place on 9 March at 17:15 – 20:00 at Grand Hotel Stockholm (tentative date!).

When and where

9 March 2022 (tentative)

Grand Hotêl
Stallgatan 6
Stockholm, 111 48

Nordic Scaleup Summit: 13:30—16:00 CET
Nordic Scaleup Awards & gala dinner: 17:15—20:00 CET

Registration for the summit will open at a later stage.


Portrait Anna-Maija Sunnanmark

Anna-Maija Sunnanmark

Senior Innovation Adviser
Anna-Maija is a finance and business development professional with 20 years’ of experience in identifying innovations and scalable business models in various industries in international context with execution capability, a can-do-attitude, holistic perspective and passion to build on Nordic strongholds.

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