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Tornado100 Awards

Europe's Elite Announced!
On January 26th, 2005, at the T100 Leadership Forum in London, Tornado Insider announced its fourth annual Tornado100 list. The 2004 Tornado100 list is a critical selection of the 100 best-performing and innovative high-tech private companies of Europe and Israel in the past year. Identifying the 100 finest from a list of thousands of quality candidates is a task undertaken by Tornado Insider’s research department, in conjunction with industry insiders and high-tech analysts.

Who was eligible?
European and Israeli high-tech, biotech or cleantech startups founded during or after 1998.

Award Winners
A jury including representatives from Brown Rudnick, Corum Group, Deutsche Bank, KPMG and SpencerStuart also faced the challenge of selecting three award winners from the 2004 Tornado100 list in the categories:

2004 T100 “Winning Finance” Award winner:

2004 T100 “Winning Technology” Award winner:

2004 T100 “Overall Winner” Award winner:



Skype Technologies

What an amazing group of companies nominated... it was nearly impossible to pick the winner. Each one is a global leader in their respective field and an example of excellence of for all of us in an age when good role models are needed.

Bruce Milne, President & CEO, The Corum Group, USA

2004 Tornado100 Winners
(click on the name for more information on each company) (DE)
4-Antibody (CH)
Ablynx (BE)
Addex (CH)
Alchimer (FR)
AM-BEO (IE) - 2,3
Anadigm (UK) - 3
Apertio (UK)
Appear Networks (SE)
AppSense (UK)
Arakis (UK)
Ardana Bioscience (UK)
Astaro (DE) - 3
Astex Technology (UK) - 2,3
Aventeon (DE)
Bioxell (IT) - 2
BitBand (IS)
BridgeCo (CH) - 3
Cambridge Broadband (UK) - 2,3
CareX (FR)
CRF (FI) - 2,3
CropDesign (BE)
DeepStream Technologies (UK)
Diatos (FR)
Dibcom (FR)
Digital Bridges (UK) - 1,2,3
Domantis (UK)
Elixent (UK)
Empower Interactive (UK)
End2End (DK) - 2
Esmertec (CH) - 3
Evotec Neurosciences (DE)
Faust Pharmaceuticals (FR)
Fluency Voice Technology (UK)
Frontier Silicon (UK)
Garderos (DE) - 3
GridXpert (FR)
Hymite (DK)
Icera Semiconductor (UK) - 3
Ingate (SE)
Innovative Silicon (CH)
Inpharmatica (UK) - 3
Jaluna (FR) - 3
Kalido (UK) - 2
Lenslet (IS)
Lumentis (SE)
MarketXS (NL)
mCentric (ES)
Meridea (FI)
Mesophotonics (UK)
Millimed (SE)
Mobilaris (SE) - 3
Mobile Tornado (IS)
Napatech (DK)
NaWoTec (DE) - 3
NetCentrex (FR) - 1
Neuro3d (FR)
Nexagent (UK) - 3
Novexel (FR)
Ocean Power Delivery (UK)
OnRelay (UK) - 3
PacketFront (SE) - 3
Pemeas (DE)
picoChip (UK) - 3
PortWise (SE)
PowderMed (UK)
Printar (IS)
ProStrakan Group (UK)
Psytechnics (UK)
RxT (NO)
SensorDynamics (AT)
Silicon Hive (NL)
Skype Technologies (LU)
Smart Fuel Cell (DE) - 3
Smartner (FI) - 3
Solexa (UK) - 3
Speedel (CH)
Splashpower (UK)
Starhome (CH)
Stepmind (FR)
SurfKitchen (UK)
Symbian (UK) - 1,3
Symphogen (DK)
TeraView (UK)
Tideway (UK)
TransChip (IS) - 3
Transmode Systems (SE)
UbiNetics (UK) - 1,2
Unipier (IS)
Valista (IE) - 2,3
VegaStream (UK)
VoiceObjects (DE)
Weblicon (DE)
Wisair (IS)
Xignal Technologies (DE)
Xsil (IE) – 3
‘3’ – 2003 Tornado100 winner
‘2’ – 2002 Tornado100 winner
‘1’ – 2001 Tornado100 winner

Tornado Insider would like to acknowledge the seven companies that are named in the Tornado100 for the third time: AM-BEO, Astex, Cambridge Broadband, CRF, Symbian, UbiNetics and Valista. We would like to extend special congratulations to Digital Bridges, which is the only company making the list for four consecutive years. In appreciation of this, Tornado Insider introduced the ‘Top Class’ award, which was presented to Digital Bridges at the T100 Leadership Forum.

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