Discover the winners and nominees
of the 2021 edition of the PE Awards.

In the category Venture Company of the year, our winner is:

Deliverect, a fast-growing SaaS company that connects third-party delivery platforms and food businesses around the globe. In order to help businesses manage their food delivery and takeout operations more efficiently, Deliverect integrates third-party food ordering platforms into the restaurant’s point-of-sale system, making rekeying orders and the costly errors that come with it a thing of the past. With all online orders centrally managed, businesses can increase operational efficiency. Deliverect was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Ghent. It employs more than 200 people. (www.deliverect.com).

The company came out on top because it has achieved tremendous growth in the short term. The company is present in 38 countries and therefore has the potential to become a global player in its sector. The delivery and takeout solution that Deliverect has developed is critical to the restaurant industry and has become highly topical during the pandemic.

Our other nominees were:

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Ghent, AgomAb Therapeutics is a biotherapeutics company developing agonistic antibodies for the regeneration of damaged tissue. Its growing pipeline of highly specific monoclonal antibodies is designed to treat a range of acute and chronic conditions that involve inflammatory, metabolic and fibrotic processes. By combining new scientific insights with robust development expertise, it is building a company to lead to the emergence of truly regenerative medicines. (www.agomab.com).

Imcyse, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of a new class of active and specific immunotherapies for the treatment of severe autoimmune diseases. The company’s unique technology platform can address a wide range of autoimmune and immunologic diseases. Imcyse’s approach, sustained over time, helps to prevent and treat diseases with no effective therapeutic alternative and has the potential to cure patients without impairing their immune defenses.

Headquartered in Liège, Imcyse was founded as a spin-off of the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven). (www.imcyse.com).

Deliverect – Winner
(Venture Company)

AgomAb Therapeutics

Imcyse

In the category Growth company of the year, our winner is

Odoo, an open-source suite of integrated business applications actively programmed, supported, and organised by Odoo SA. Odoo is similar to many open-source projects where customized programming, support, and other services are provided by an active global community and partners network. The community is comprised of more than 1,500 active members and has contributed more than 4,500 modules to the ongoing enrichment of Odoo. The network of certified partners, established in more than 120 countries, deploys the solution locally. Odoo counts more than 1,100 employees, was set up in 2004 and is headquartered in Grand-Rosière (Brabant Walloon). (www.odoo.com).

For the jury, the resilience the company showed in recent years was one of the decisive factors in selecting Odoo as the winner. The quality of the products, which are not only very modern but also very user-friendly, also played a part in the decision. Finally, the company, firmly rooted in Belgium, has a large international reach due to its presence all over the world.

Our other nominees were:

UgenTec, a molecular laboratory software provider servicing molecular labs, assay and instrument providers globally across applications in Clinical Molecular Diagnostics, Veterinary health, Crop Science, Breeding and Seed Health. UgenTec is headquartered in Hasselt, with offices in Boston, MA and its FastFinder platform has a global installed base of over 100 molecular labs and partnerships with leading molecular diagnostics vendors. (www.ugentec.com).

Univercells, a global life sciences company that makes biologics available to all. Leveraging its core strengths in scaling, production and bioprocessing, it builds businesses and finds new ways to support access to medicines and promote sustainability. Through entrepreneurship and technology-driven affordability, the company addresses the needs of the entire health value chain. Univercells is headquartered in Jumet and benefits from the trust of national and international investors. (www.univercells.com).

Odoo – Winner
(Growth Company)

UgenTec

Univercells

Our winner in the category Buy-out company of the year, is:

Abriso-Jiffy, a leading European manufacturer specialised in the extrusion of sustainable, innovative, protective and insulating materials for the packaging and construction industry. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Anzegem, the group employs c. 1,500 employees and counts 15 production locations in 11 European countries. (www.abrisojiffy.com).

The company was chosen by the jury because of its trajectory. First of all, a