DIGITALEUROPE, the leading European digital technology association, has today presented its shortlist of nominees for the Future Unicorn Award, which every year showcases Europe’s most promising scale-ups.

Ocean Sun has been nominated as one of 20 nominees – which include innovative young companies working in digital health, renewable energy, cloud computing and fintech – with unicorn potential, i.e. being less than ten years old and valued at over $1 billion.

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director-General of DIGITALEUROPE, said:

“Together with our national associations, we have gathered an impressive shortlist of the most brilliant start-ups across Europe. These are the companies that have what it takes to grow and become the next European unicorn.”

“Among the many promising tech companies in Norway, I am proud that Ocean Sun has been nominated for this prestigious award. We will do our utmost to meet the expectations of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises and reach 1 billion USD in valuation well in time of our 10th anniversary in 2026,” says Ocean Sun CEO, Børge Bjørneklett.

The winner will be announced at Masters of Digital 2021, DIGITALEUROPE’s flagship annual conference, held online this year on 3 and 4 of February 2021.

About the Future Unicorn Award:

The Future Unicorn Award is a collaboration between national trade associations affiliated with DIGITALEUROPE. Each national association nominates one small company from their country that has the potential to become Europe’s next tech leader. The winner will be announced at Masters of Digital, DIGITALEUROPE’s flagship annual conference, on 4 February 2021. This year’s edition, for the first time held online, has already top EU leaders as confirmed speakers, including President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel.

About Ocean Sun:

By combining the Norwegian maritime expertise and knowledge within photovoltaics, Ocean Sun has developed an innovation that offers a bold solution to our global energy needs. The patented technology is based on solar modules mounted on hydro-elastic membranes and offers cost and performance benefits not seen in any other floating PV system today. With offices in Oslo, Singapore and Shanghai, Ocean Sun is embarking on its vision to be the world’s leading technology provider of floating solar.

For further details, please contact:

Børge Bjørneklett, CEO of Ocean Sun, +47 90195778

Karl Lawenius, CFO of Ocean Sun, +47 45633881