We are proud to showcase our previous winners of the DT50 Awards. The awards recognize Europe’s top entrepreneurial talent and endorse the continent’s thriving tech scene. Over the years thousands of start-ups have applied across four categories: Best Technology, Best Consumer Business Model Innovation, Best Enterprise Business Model Innovation, and Tech for Good.

Winners of 2020

2020 Best Technology

iLoF—Intelligent Lab on Fiber

iLoF is an Oxford-based company, working to enable a new era of personalized medicine, by using AI and photonics to build a cloud based library of diseases biomarkers and biological profiles. It is providing screening and stratification tools in an affordable, fast, portable way, saving up to 40 percent of cost and 70 percent of the time spent screening for clinical trials. Supported by leading institutions like Microsoft Ventures, Mayfied or the Oxford University, iLoF is currently focusing a validated platform technology in one of the biggest epidemics of our times: Alzheimer's, while maintaining ongoing verticals on digestive cancer, stroke and infectious diseases.

Honorable mentions

2020 Best Consumer Business Model Innovation


Lition is a Berlin-based licensed energy provider and has established Germany’s first digital marketplace for green energy. On a blockchain-enabled platform, producers and consumers are connected directly and can trade clean, green energy easily and cost effectively. As of June 2020, Lition also offers home solar systems that are automatically integrated into the marketplace. This essentially turns home owners into energy "prosumers", with the option of selling surplus energy directly to the market. Lition’s leadership team brings together years of executive industry experience and a diverse skillset including technical IT know-how, a tenacious ability to drive sales and marketing, as well as a thorough understanding of brand communication in a modern context. Lition has great plans for the future and is on track to leaving a lasting and rejuvenating impression on the market.

Honorable mentions

2020 Best Enterprise Business Model Innovation


Our mission at Ancora.ai is to empower every patient to understand and access clinical research. Through this mission we accelerate the pace of innovation in medicine by reducing barriers to participation in clinical research for all. Our platform uses technology, namely AI, as an integrator and translator across trial services, so that patients are supported throughout their journey by a seamless digital experience.

Honorable mentions

2020 Tech for Good


HelloBetter is the emergent European category leader in the field of digital therapeutics for mental health disorders that empowers people to maintain and improve their mental health through evidence-based, digital solutions.

Honorable mentions

2020 Green Tech Special Mention


Enapter manufactures highly efficient, modular hydrogen generators using anion exchange membrane (AEM) electrolysis. It is the first electrolyzer on the market designed as a software-hardware-hybrid system. It is enabled by Enapter’s Energy Management System (EMS), which monitors and controls the entire energy system. The core AEM technology has a ten-year proven track record and is the foundation for the unique low-cost, compact electrolyzer. The electrolyzers and EMS are used internationally in applications like energy storage, hydrogen mobility refueling, district heating, industrial applications, and more. Enapter has offices in Italy, Germany, Thailand, and Russia.

Winners of 2019

2019 Early Stage Start-up


Based on artificial intelligence and machine learning tools, the UK start-up provides schedule certainty for projects, by highlighting risk and suggesting optimal execution paths.

Honorable mentions

2019 Top B2B Start-up


The Swiss-based company offers a fleet orchestration platform for mobility providers. The platform enables them to deploy, manage, and optimize autonomous as well as human-driven vehicle fleets.

Honorable mentions

2019 Top B2C Start-up


Germany’s Raisin has developed an investment marketplace for retail investors to compare interest rates and place savings throughout Europe with banks looking to expand their deposit reach.

Honorable mentions

2019 Social Impact Start-up


Still a small team in Brussels, CitizenLab offers a citizen engagement platform for local governments in order to facilitate reaching more citizens, managing their ideas efficiently, and making decisions based on real-time data.

Honorable mentions

2019 Sustainability Start-up


The Berlin-based firm is one of the first data- and community-driven platforms in the fight against climate change. It aims to help businesses with carbon offsetting, environmental threat analysis, and sustainability action planning. 

Winners of 2018

2018 Top B2C Start-up

Kaia Health

Kaia is a digital therapeutics company, focusing on digitizing multimodal therapies against chronic diseases. Kaia’s focus is on getting the app-based therapies reimbursed as medical claims in Europe and the United States. Customers include large health plans as well as self-insured employers and pharmaceutical companies.

Honorable mentions

2018 Top B2C Scale-Up


TWINO connects investors seeking premium returns with borrowers searching for convenient loans through the digital landscape. TWINO is already one of the most successful marketplace lenders in Continental Europe, issuing roughly €1m in loans every day.

Honorable mentions

2018 Top B2B Start-up


Dashmote is a Dutch artificial intelligence startup that helps companies analyze visual data to discover trends and gain valuable market insights. With their proprietary technology, and a visual analytics platform based on AI, they offer visual trend analysis and market intelligence to help companies expedite their product development and marketing endeavors. Dashmote was founded in 2014 by Dennis Tan, Stefan Tan, and Matthaeus Schreder.  

Honorable mentions

2018 Top B2B Scale-Up


CornerJob is a job matching platform based in Barcelona. The company enables users to find geolocated job offers, apply for them, chat directly with the recruiters, and quickly get an answer. For companies, CornerJob represents the perfect recruiting tool in terms of simplicity, rapidity, and flexibility. The start-up operates in France, Italy, Spain, and Mexico and was founded by David Rodriguez, Mauro Maltagliati, Miguel Vicente, and Gerard Olivé in September 2015.

Honorable mentions

2018 Best Tech for Social Impact


Madaster is a global register for real estate data on materials and products. The company facilitates a circular economy by providing materials with an identity in order to eliminate waste. Madaster creates material passports and brings transparency in the circular and financial value of buildings. Madaster was founded in the Netherlands in 2017.

Honorable mentions