The Entrepreneurship Award 2021 is the highest state recognition entrepreneurs can receive. The goal of the competition is to acknowledge innovative and successful enterprises, an entrepreneurial mindset and the best Estonian enterprises.
Applications for the Entrepreneurship Award are open from mid-May until 5 July.
In addition to the Entrepreneurship Award, there is another competition taking place at the same time: the Estonian Companies’ Competitiveness Ranking competition of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The title of Company of the Year 2021 will be awarded to the best nominee from the two competitions.
The objective is to acknowledge enterprises that make a major contribution to Estonian exports.
Estonian enterprises exporting own-brand products or services are invited to apply.
The objective is to acknowledge successful foreign investors working in Estonia.
Enterprises which are active in Estonia and have made an important investment in the last three years are invited to apply.
The objective is to acknowledge innovative enterprises that have implemented notable innovations, brought them to the market and dedicated a major part of their revenue to research and development.
Nominations are open to Estonian enterprises that have introduced scientific and organisational innovations in the last three years and have also facilitated the spread of information about innovation.
The Entrepreneurship Award is the oldest entrepreneurship competition in Estonia, the tradition dates back to the year 1996. It was in that year when President Lennart Meri initiated the competition to award the prize “Foreign Investor 1995”. Managed by Enterprise Estonia, this year’s competition is the 21th.