Awards Banquet Recognises Best-in-Class Innovators Across Industry

By Frost Sullivan, PRNE
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

LONDON, December 9, 2010 - Showcasing unparalleled innovation across a wide variety of technologies
and markets, twenty exemplary organisations were honoured at Frost &
Sullivan's recent European Excellence in Best Practices Banquet, held at the
May Fair Hotel in London last Wednesday.


The evening celebrated the positive impact which these companies' unique
solutions and services are making across a diverse range of markets, ranging
from medium voltage drives, biogas process optimisation and patient
monitoring to integrated facilities management.

On the night, Frost & Sullivan bestowed awards to industry leaders and
innovators to honour superlative accomplishments in a broad spectrum of
categories, such as New Product Innovation, Company of the Year, Product
Differentiation Excellence and Market Share Leadership.

Dr Keith Schlagbauer, Director of Consulting at Frost & Sullivan,
delivered the keynote address centred around the 'Top 10 Global Mega Trends'.

"Seismic shifts in economies, politics, culture and climate and their
convergence have thrown up Global Mega Trends. These Mega Trends present
opportunities for companies of all sizes," Dr Schlagbauer highlighted during
his presentation.

Frost & Sullivan has identified 10 Global Mega Trends that range from
Urbanization (how Mega Cities, Mega Regions, Mega Corridors are changing the
world) and Social Trends (how Geo socialization, Gen Y and the Reverse Brain
Drain are transforming interactions) to Healthcare (how paradigms are
shifting from treatment to prevention) and E-mobility (how Smart Cities
represent a new way of organizing and managing new fluidities in the personal
and professional space).

The event culminated in a celebration of achievements by the following
organisations demonstrating best practices in their respective disciplines.

    ABB                               2010 European Medium Voltage Drives
                                      New Product Innovation Award
    ACTAtek Pte Limited               2010 World Biometrics Vertical
                                      Market Penetration Leadership
    Borealis                          2010 Global Automotive under-the-hood
                                      Plastics New Product Innovation Award
    Capilix                           2010 European Water Quality Sensors
                                      Technology Innovation Award
    Colibrys SA                       2010 European MEMS Accelerometers
                                      Enabling Technology Award
    Debiopharm Group                  2010 European Biopharmaceuticals
                                      Company of the Year Award
    Faceo                             2010 European Integrated Facility
                                      Management Company of the Year Award
    France Telecom                    2010 European E-Healthcare Product
                                      Differentiation Excellence Award
    Gerresheimer Bunde GmbH           2010 European Prefillable Syringes
                                      Growth Leadership Award
    ABB Transformers                  2010 European Power and Distribution
                                      Market Penetration Leadership Award
    IrisGuard                         2010 World Biometrics Product
                                      Quality Leadership Award
    Nanotecture Ltd                   2010 European Nanomaterials
                                      Technology Innovation Award
    Orange                            2010 European M2M Telecom Services
                                      Market Penetration Leadership Award
    Ring2 Conferencing                2010 European Conferencing Services
                                      New Product Innovation Award
    Robert Bosch Healthcare Inc.      2010 European Patient Monitoring
                                      Product Quality Leadership Award
    Sectra                            2010 European Women's Health Imaging
                                      Product Quality Leadership Award
    Sensonor                          2010 European High Precision MEMS
                                      Gyroscopes New Product Innovation Award
    Smart Nose SA                     2010 European E-Nose Technology New
                                      Product Innovation Award
    Sogefi                            2010 European Powertrain Product
                                      Line Strategy Award
    Swep                              2010 European Brazed Plate Heat
                                      Exchanger Market Share Leadership Award

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    Kristina Menzefricke
    Promotions Manager - Europe
    Best Practices
    T: +44-(0)207-7303438

Kristina Menzefricke, Promotions Manager - Europe, Best Practices of Frost & Sullivan, +44-(0)207-7303438, kristina.menzefricke at

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