Apr 03, 2013 09:58 BST Swedish innovator Plantagon International, pioneer in innovative vertical urban agricultural solutions, is setting up the Tongji-Plantagon Research Center with Tongji University, Shanghai. Under the auspices of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the Consul General of Sweden in Shanghai Ms. Viktoria Li officially opened the lab during a formal ceremony at Tongji University on April 3rd.
Plantagon wins 2012 Silver Stevie Award for "Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe"Aug 15, 2012 20:53 BST
Plantagon was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the "Most Innovative Company in Europe" category in The 9th Annual International Business Awards on August 15th, 2012.
The award is recognizing product and/or marketing, sales, manufacturing, management, etc. innovation in the past year. Honorees were determined through two months of preliminary judging and two weeks of final judging. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories.
Two Swedish companies awarded
The Gold Stevie Award was won by P2i Limited, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Two Swedish were among the winners, this year as Hexagon AB, Stockholm, Sweden, was awarded the Bronze Stevie Award.
Stevie Award winners will be celebrated and presented their awards at a banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on 15 October.
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
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Hans Hassle took the initiative to the PLANTAGON® project and is the brain and architect of strategy and organization for PLANTAGON®. Since January 2008 he holds the position as CEO. Hans Hassle has dedicated his whole work life to learn about, experiment with and manage commercial organisations trying to find out how to use them better for the common good. He is a pioneer in Corporate...