The winners of the Red Herring Top 100 Global Award are the most innovative and promising companies from a pool of thousands from across North America, Europe and Asia. The finalists are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, IP creation, CAGR, execution of strategy, and disruption in their respective industries.
”We are incredibly excited and grateful to have been selected as the winner among so many prominent companies from all over the world”, says Hans Hassle, Plantagon CEO and continues:
”As Plantagon was founded to meet the challenge of how to feed people in the urban era, this award truly helps us with our mission. We believe that not only innovation and new technology is needed, but also new forms of partnerships, business models, and consumer behavior. I personally believe that this is a huge change where only transformative thinking and political courage, in time, will make this happen. Therefore an award like the Red Herring Top 100 Global Award, turning the spotlight on this very critical challenge, is a significant piece in the puzzle to create the necessary awareness”, says Hans Hassle.
When winning the Red Herring Top 100 Global Award Plantagon joins the likes of Google, and the Swedish company Skype.
”As a representative of the Board and the owners, Onondaga Nation, I am overjoyed with receiving the award, which I definitely believe is a proof of us doing things right. We are of course very optimistic about the future of the company”, says Professor Oren R. Lyons, Chairman of the Board.
The formal announcement of the winners occurred at a special award dinner on November 29th in Los Angeles. Representing Plantagon in the final stage of judging was Mr. Shrikant Ramakrishnan, Global Business Development Director for Plantagon and Tadodaho Sidney Hill, Six Nations Confederacy, Onondaga Nation, representing Plantagon's Board and owners, the Onondaga Nation.
Plantagon was recently acknowledged by the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce N.Y. 2012 Deloitte Green Award - The Silver Stevie Award for Most Innovative Company in Europe 2012 - The CEO of the Year Award Sweden 2012, by European CEO - Winner of the 2011 Red Herring Top 100 Europe.
Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe.
Plantagon International is active in the sector urban agriculture and is a global innovation leader in vertical farming. Plantagon's vertical greenhouse minimizes the need for energy, water and pesticides. The negative environmental impact of the greenhouse is very low, and since the products are delivered directly to consumers in the city, transportation costs are minimized. The concept is simple and appealing: fresh vegetables delivered directly to consumers in the city at a reasonable price. www.plantagon.com