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Brussels, 2 March 2018 – Batavia Biosciences has been selected as most innovative company in the Netherlands during an exclusive event held at the British Residence in Brussels for The European Business Awards, Europe’s largest business competition, sponsored by RSM. The award to Batavia was granted by a panel of independent judges including senior business leaders, politicians and academics during a fierce competition involving over 100 companies.

Menzo Havenga, CEO Batavia Biosciences comments: “This award is a clear signal that the external community acknowledges the great work Batavia Biosciences’ staff is doing every day. It is without a doubt that the unique ideas, experience and intrinsic motivation of our staff drives our innovations, making our company stand out from the rest of the field.”

British Ambassador, Alison Rose said “It is with great pleasure that I am hosting the European Business Awards here at the British Residence in Brussels for the third time. This is an invaluable opportunity to celebrate the success of companies from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and to recognize their contribution to creating jobs and opportunities in the Benelux and for driving prosperity both in the region and internationally.”

Jan Kees van der Leek, Partner RSM Netherlands said: “The exceptional Dutch business leaders that we celebrated with have demonstrated strong leadership and commercial excellence, backed by entrepreneurialism and innovation. We are continually impressed with the standard and diversity of the businesses operating in the Netherlands.”

The National Winners from each country will face further judging in their category, and the final Category Winners will be announced at the European Business Awards Gala Final in Warsaw, Poland on 23rd May 2018.

Batavia Biosciences is also competing in a public vote to be named ‘European Public Champion’ at the Gala Final. Please view Batavia Biosciences’ video and vote at the EBA website.

The European Business Awards is now in its 11th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Last year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE and PR Newswire.