Namur-based company Medinbio has received the 2018 Marianne de Cristal prize

The Marianne de Cristal prize was awarded on 16 May 2018 to Medinbio, a Namur-based company.

The Marianne de Cristal prize

The Marianne de Cristal prize is a prestigious business award judged by an independent panel of prominent figures from the Franco-Walloon business, political and cultural community (BEP, Awex, Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), Business France etc.). Each year it recognises a company that has developed particularly strong trade links with France.

The company must be based in Wallonia, employ between 5 and 250 people, and operate in the fields of production, distribution or services.

The five selection criteria are: financial standing, the scale of its trade with France, development projects, communications aspects, and innovation and responsibility.

The Marianne de Cristal prize is an opportunity for the successful winner to boost their prestige and visibility, and to expand their network.

Candidates in the running this year

This event is organised by CCI France Belgique. The gala evening was held at the Spiroudôme in Charleroi this year, and there were a total of 10 candidates: Almadius, Bionutrics, Eloy Water, Medinbio, Medixbel, Natur Inov, Pépinières Rigaux, Sans Frontière, Tilman and Veran Classic.

The 2018 winner: Medinbio

Medinbio is a Namur-based company that develops crop production solutions that avoid synthetic pesticides, together with agro-industry partners.  This new healthy and productive agricultural model is the result of an innovative method: the system-based approach, pioneered and led by Medinbio.

Based at Crealys® Science Park in Gembloux, Medinbio combines the best products on the market with innovations from its proprietary research to find solutions that reduce and eliminate pesticides. Medinbio offers a wide range of natural plant protection products, and natural active ingredients for biostimulant use by farmers and professional horticulturists who want to reduce or eliminate their use of chemical pesticides. 

Medinbio exports

95% of Medinbio’s business is exports, particularly to France.

It has research contracts with French competitiveness clusters and major groups.

It has received funding from the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) to connect with foreign buyers.

 

More information 

Charlotte Bouillet – 081/71.71.40 – cbo@bep.be

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