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Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce


Norwegian Business Awards (NBA) is brought to life by the Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce to bring out and acknowledge the Estonian companies that have succeeded in innovating or growing their business, especially in cooperation with Norway.

Excellence in Innovation Award recognises an Estonian established company that, through innovation, has challenged the conventional thinking on their market or industry, and seen positive commercial outcome as a result. The innovation could, for example, be in product design/development, manufacturing process, working practice, distribution logic or customer service.

Excellence in Growth Award will be given to an Estonian business that shows excellence in extensive growth and evidence of a sustained annual growth of 10 % or more during the last 3 years. Growth driven by increased export activities will be seen as an advantage, especially if it can be linked to bilateral trade between Estonia and Norway.


Download application, fill in and send it to info@necc.ee

  • Time to fill in the applications: 27.03.2022
  • Evaluation by the jury
  • Announcement of finalists
  • Award ceremony: 01.04.2022 

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I. place

Orkla Eesti AS

Orkla Eesti AS is Estonia’s leading food industry company, which combines two local production units and brands with a long history – Kalev and Põltsamaa, and represents several other well-known brands on the Estonian market, such as Felix, Taffel, Laima, Selga, Vilma, Naturli, Möller’s and others.

II. place

Nordic Houses KT OÜ

Nordic Houses main activities are the design, production and logistics of timber-frame houses. During 20 years we’ve grown into a group of companies whose collective aim is to promote all along the value chain a way of living that brings joy of life. Our main clients are distributors, developers and construction companies in the Nordic countries.

III. place

Citybox Tallinn OÜ

Citybox is all about simple and modern solutions. The traditional reception has been replaced with check-in terminals and minibars with encouragement to discover what the City offers. We focus on what we know our guest value: speedy šelf check-in/-out, a simple and modern room, an excellent bed and most important, value for money!


Excellence in Innovation 2021



Bisly is the only truly scalable intelligent building solution, built around the mission of making saving energy simple and affordable to all. Bisly customers are real-estate developers and management funds. Their technology covers both residential and commercial spaces. The final inhabitants of the apartments and offices are the main benefactors, next to the planet that they help them to save. 

Excellence in Growth 2021



Glamox is a Norwegian industrial group that develops, manufactures, and distributes professional lighting solutions for the global market. Glamox Estonia is the factory with the largest production volume in Glamox, which supplies customers all over the world. Glamox is committed to meeting customer needs and expectations by providing quality products and solutions, service and support.

RUNNERS-UP 2021/22




Chaga Health is in supplement and biotech business producing health elixirs made out of one of the most potent medicinal mushrooms available in the nature – Chaga. By combining ancient knowledge in the creation of such elixirs, Nordic herbs and berries, we have created a unique blend that shows meaningful results in preventative medicine by strengthening immune system. While this ancient mushroom is becoming more popular, the supply of that slow-growing and rare commodity is in shortage. Chaga Ltd started a project that allows us to artificially “infect” the birch tree with Chaga strain to meet the future demand. This gives small, medium, and large forest owners alternative revenue streams, without actually cutting a tree thus it would massively be destroying the ecosystem.




Lilli Jahilo is an Estonian fashion brand founded in 2010 by fashion designer Lilli Jahilo after gaining a degree in Fashion Design at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and the Estonian Academy of Arts. Her brand quickly gained widespread recognition across the country and came to be known for her feminine and modern style, exquisite craftsmanship and sustainable approach. Export has been in the DNA of the brand since the early days and with the introduction of online store and pop-up events around the globe, the brand has built a loyal customer base internationally. The brand’s motto is to empower women with beautiful and long-lasting clothing with main target groups being success-minded and quality loving people from all walks of life. 




Teamscope is a talent analytics SaaS platform that helps executives make better hiring decisions. Hiring decisions appear to be the worst management decisions. Only 50% of executives are sure that they would hire the same person again if asked after 12 months. If the hiring was made using Teamscope tools, more than 80% are confident that the decision was good and that they would make the same decision again. Hiring decisions are the most important management decisions – getting hiring wrong can not be improved with anything else at later stages, and the mistake is expensive. Teamscope transforms the way most important management decisions are made by bringing in the data into the usually intuitive decisions, reducing bias and risks. 




TEMPT architects was founded on 2006 in Tallinn (Estonia) and focused on a sustainable and contemporary lifestyle. We design buildings from large scale public areas to small private spaces. We’re tempting people to think outside the box and have fun doing it. As our team is really international (5 nationalities working for us at the moment) then we do export our service a lot. Main markets are now Estonia and Norway. Origin of TEMPT architects is nature – we’re specialized in designing wooden and timber buildings. We cooperate a lot with prefab producers making logs, elements or modules for our buildings to rise the quality of buildings, have control on the process and save materials. New technologies for CLT, element- and modular buildings are giving a lot of possibilities for architecture and benefits clients, users and planet. 


Excellence in Innovation 2019


Cybernetica is a research and development intensive ICT company that develops and sells mission-critical software technologies and services, maritime surveillance and radio communications solutions. Cybernetica has been an active counterpart in developing critical e-Government systems, such as the Estonian X-Road, i-Voting, e-Customs and others. Today Cybernetica delivers its systems to across 35 countries in the world to the verticals such as governments, telecommunication, healthcare, cybersecurity, defence, finance etc.

Excellence in Growth 2019


Helmes is there for companies, organisations and states are in need of automation and digitalization with 570+ experts, 35M EUR turnover. For the last 15 years, Helmes has been building the e-gov in fields such as central government, e-voting, e-justice, social services (Digital e-prescription, 2011 awarded as the best e-service, more than 11 mil prescriptions issued every year via our system, Eesti Töötukassa – selfservice environment for emloyees, unemployed and Töötukassa stuff. Idea is to make as many procedures as possible online, fluxLoop: analysis of mass movement data in ski resort centres, zoos, cinemas, airports and similar), agriculture, e-health (Sarcoma app together with Netlife Design and Sarkomer), utilities, municipalities.


Innovation finalist


Turnit is a travel tech company with more than 20 years of industry experience. The company provides mission-critical software technology and consultation to passenger transport industry. Company’s Turnit Ride platform is targeted for operators who require complex logistics management, dynamic pricing, and flexible responsiveness to the market situation, maximizing revenue while streamlining their business processes. The platform, delivered as full service, processes around 10 million seat reservations annually and its services are used by over 40 operators across the world, including industry leaders like Transdev (France) and Nettbuss (Sweden and Norway).

Innovation and Growth finalist


Gabriel Scientific OÜ is an owner of globally patented PneumaPure™ Filter Technology and SleepAngel trademark in order to design, manufacture and sell PneumaPure™ filter enabeled bedding products. SleepAngel bedding products with patented PneumaPure Filter Technology are the only products that can simultaneously provide comfort alongside a 100% barrier against pathogens. PneumaPure Filter Technology is a highly specialised nano-porous filter composite that functions as an effective barrier to pathogens including bacteria, virus and fungus as well as to the ingress of liquid, while remaining highly air-permeable. Using this advanced technology in the design and manufacture of pillows, mattresses and other cushioning devices, results in a hermetically sealed cushioning device that is a clinically proven barrier to pathogen ingress yet is well ventilated, breathable and comfortable.

Innovation finalist


Tieto is a globally recognized technology company with strong drive to grasp the opportunities of the data-driven world and the aim to become customer’s first choice for business renewal. Global capabilities combined with local expertise; through their solutions they keep the wheels of Nordic societies turning and help their customers grasp the opportunities of the data-driven world. As manufacturing becomes a fully connected industry, businesses require intelligent production and connected techniques to keep up. Our real-time factory service allows you to be responsive, adaptive and predictive to avoid delays, improve production and optimise efficiency. Integrated Advanced Planning System, together with ERP will make automated production planning and monitoring process real-time manageable and maximize efficiency. A connected factory tracks employees and machinery and adjusts operations based on data – reducing machine downtime, empowering manufacturers and ensuring delivery. Plus, with this increased reliability comes greater customer satisfaction.


Excellence in Innovation 2018


Nordic Automation Systems (NAS) is an industrial automation company, providing full remote metering solutions for Utilities and Smart City street lighting solutions.NAS has been focusing in the development of LoRaWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) products for the last couple of years. Today we are one of the few companies in the world who provides full vertical LoRaWAN infrastructure: end-nodes, gateways, IoT Hub cloud platform and API. The entire product creation process is done in-house, from R&D to manufacturing. Main customer target groups include: Telematic companies, IoT partners, Meter & Luminaire manufacturers as well as labors and universities. Main markets are as follows, but not limited to India, Oceania, South Africa and Europe.

Excellence in Growth 2018


Helland Baltic OÜ is a daughter company of Norwegian company Helland Møbler AS. Their main production area is furniture production for the contract market. Main target group is public spaces and they specialize in furniture for the healthcare sector. Biggest customer groups are state/government and local municipalities in Scandinavia and rest of Europe.


Excellence in Innovation 2018


Nordic Houses’ main areas of activity are the design, production and construction of energy-efficient timber-frame buildings. Their main clients are distributors, developers and construction companies in the Nordic countries and Central Europe. Their home market has been Norway from day 1 and our main products are mountain cabins. The cabins we are delivering through their associated Norwegian company Buen Gruppen AS which has 10 local distributors.

Excellence in Innovation 2018


Skeleton Technologies is the global leader in graphene-based ultracapacitors and energy-storage systems. We deliver high power, high energy, reliable and long-life storage solutions across the industry. Through the use of patented ‘curved graphene’, we have achieved global breakthroughs in ultracapacitor performance and successfully commercialized our ultracapacitors, in trucks, buses, and grid applications. Our ultracapacitors deliver twice the energy density and 4 times the power density offered by other manufacturers. Our current customer base ranges from leading Tier One automotive firms and industrial equipment OEMs to truck fleet operators and aerospace prime contractors.

Excellence in Growth 2018


Nordic Houses’ main areas of activity are the design, production and construction of energy-efficient timber-frame buildings. Their main clients are distributors, developers and construction companies in the Nordic countries and Central Europe. Their home market has been Norway from day 1 and our main products are mountain cabins. The cabins we are delivering through their associated Norwegian company Buen Gruppen AS which has 10 local distributors.

Excellence in Growth 2018


Harmet produces modular houses, pre-fabricated modules and various modular on-site facilities. Their primary market is Scandinavia as more than 90% of their products are exported to the Nordic countries. Over 70% of exports goes to Sweden to our main long-term customers Boklok and Cramo Adapteo.


Excellence in Innovation 2016


Seve Ehituse AS belongs to the first generation of companies that was created just after the restoration of independence. As the company grew up alongside the new Republic of Estonia, they also went through all possible growing pains together. Seve has produced and built more than 1000 houses in Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland. Seve has built the Estonia’s first plus-energy house – a pre-fabricated house “Ave”. The house produces 1 kWh/m2 more power per year than it consumes, i.e. the annual heating and electric bill is smaller than the annual power production per year.

Excellence in Growth 2016


Glamox is a Norwegian industrial group that develops, manufactures and distributes professional lighting solutions for the global market with operations in several European countries, as well as Asia, the USA and Canada. The Group is organized with Glamox AS as the parent company. Operations are currently divided between three divisions: Professional Building Solutions, Global Marine & Offshore, and Sourcing, Production and Logistics. Each Division is responsible for its group of companies.