23 Oct Aquaporin could be a giant

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Aquaporin A/S has been named today as a potential business giant of the future in a newly launched Europe-wide business initiative called “They Could Be Giants”.

Created by the European Business Awards, “They Could Be Giants” has been set up to showcase and monitor companies with a ground-breaking product or service that has the proven potential to revolutionise the market in their field.

Aquaporin has created a new, unique membrane – the Aquaporin Inside™ – that contains naturally occurring proteins (aquaporins) to filter water, thereby mimicking the natural water transport through living cells. Aquaporins are known to transport water very selectively; no contaminants such as viruses, heavy metals or salts can pass through. Thus the membrane can be used for many different applications such as seawater desalination, industrial waste water cleaning, pharmaceutical wastewater cleaning, or water reclamation.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of The European Business Awards, said,  “The path for all businesses in today’s economy is a perilous one, especially for new companies. By introducing “They Could Be Giants” we want to give early stage companies with big potential, the visibility and endorsement to help speed them on their journey to success.”

And continues “Our prospective “Giants”, including Aquaporin A/S, have weathered the first storms, made viable business progress, and are now considered to be potential market changers. It is the crucial stage for them now as they look to gain traction in the market.”

Aquaporin was hand-picked by expert researchers and judges and selected from entrants in this year’s European Business Awards (EBA). The chosen companies have a great product or idea and have showed early progress in turning them into a viable business strategy. A list of promising companies will be published twice a year, and the EBA team will then track and report on their progress.

“We are very happy with this recognition of both the unique product we have created and the revolutionary impact our business could make. We have already demonstrated the potential of our pioneering technology and its beneficial impact on society, and the recent investment in our first pilot plant is instrumental in transforming Aquaporin from an entrepreneurial business into an international, commercial product organisation. This is a very exciting era for the Company, and being named in an initiative like this is a true statement of Aquaporin’s potential”, comments Steen Ulrik Madsen, VP of Business Development in Aquaporin,

About the European Business Awards 2013/14
The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM International, recognises and rewards excellence, best practice and innovation in companies across the European Union. The competition is free to enter and open to organisations of all sizes and from any industry sector.

The European Business Awards programme serves three purposes for the European business community:

  • It provides examples for the business community to aspire to
  • It celebrates and endorses individual’s and organisation’s success
  • It provides case studies and content for learning from these exceptional organizations


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