SECO is "Star of Innovation"!

Every year, the EU Commission organises the week of SME (Small and Medium Enterprise). In addition, on these days the SME Assembly also takes place, an event to present, network and award small and medium-sized enterprises from all over Europe. For in a competition, all participating companies can be awarded in different categories. For the 2022 edition, SECO was awarded as "Star of Innovation".

The importance of digitalisation and innovation from Europe is demonstrated by the EU's SME policy in its annual European Small Business Week event. Here, the focus is on promoting and exchanging the latest strategies and techniques of countless companies. However, exchange and networking are not the only priorities. Companies are also to be motivated to present their latest innovations - during a competition. At the SME Assembly, which is organised jointly by EuropeanIssuers and Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), participating companies can take home an award in no less than four categories: International Star, Star of Innovation, Rising Star and - depending on the current year - Star of the year (i.e., Star of 2022).

SECO S.p.A. was also part of the event held in November last year. To great applause, our company was awarded the "Star of Innovation", so that Group CEO Massimo Mauri was able to accept the award himself. The prize is awarded to a newly listed small or medium-sized company that places innovation (i.e., corporate strategy, marketing strategy and/or the use of new technologies) at the heart of its corporate development strategy.

"I am very proud that SECO has won the Star of Innovation prize in the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards 2022, where a cross-European jury picked us among a shortlist of 27 newly listed mid-caps from 15 countries. Our IPO at Borsa Italiana's Euronext STAR Milan has been a milestone of an ambitious process to become a market leader and create value for all our stakeholders: I am very grateful to all our people that are contributing to make this journey so exciting every day!", Massimo Mauri sums up the evening. The award confirms the Group's concept of further expanding and combining digitalisation, innovation, and Industry 4.0 throughout Europe.