IS-Wireless is one of the 21 nominees for DIGITALEUROPE’s ‘Future Unicorn Award 2021’

IS-Wireless from has been selected by DIGITALEUROPE – Europe’s largest trade association representing the digitally transforming industries – as one of the 21 nominees for its annual ‘Future Unicorn Award 2021.

The Future Unicorn Award

Running for the fourth year in a row, the ‘Future Unicorn Award’ is the Eurovision of tech companies. The Award celebrates scale-ups from across Europe that have the potential to become the future European tech giants. It is compiled in collaboration with DIGITALEUROPE’s national trade associations representing the digital and technology sector.

This year, 21 truly inspiring companies from 17 European countries were shortlisted. The nominees come from a variety of sectors, including financial technologies, education technologies, e-health, energy, security and more.

The winner will be announced by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, on 4 February 2021 at DIGITALEUROPE’s flagship conference Masters of Digital, held virtually this year.

What this means for IS-Wireless

IS-Wireless has truly international plans for growth and this achievement can only help getting there. It’s also appreciation of the work done by amazing team of 50 professionals working hard every day to deliver the best telecommunication product – 4G and 5G networks based on the Open RAN model.

Why European unicorns matter

Unicorns” are scale-ups valued at over one billion dollars. In the modern economy, digital companies get exponential advantages as they scale, as their economic value also rises. Unicorns are usually a good indicator of who will likely become a future tech giant.

The Future Unicorn Award is a great opportunity to showcase aspiring European scale-ups that have the potential to become future unicorns, highlighting that Europe has what it takes to become a digital leader. Today, approximately 12 per cent of the world’s unicorns are based in Europe. While this is a significant growth compared to only 6 per cent in 2014, it is nowhere near enough. DIGITALEUROPE has set a goal for Europe to become home to at least 25 per cent of world’s unicorns by 2025 among its success indicators for digital leadership.

It is time for Europe and Poland to develop a dedicated strategy aiming at empowering and nurturing digital scale-ups, with the ambition of driving entrepreneurship and innovation, and consolidating a truly Digital Single Market where more and more companies have the opportunity to grow.