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GenePlanet named one of Europe’s best in ‘Ones to Watch’ list

6 August 2019

GenePlanet has been named as ‘One to Watch’ in Europe in a list of business excellence published by the European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest and longest-running business competitions. GenePlanet was chosen as it demonstrates exceptional achievement in one of the 18 European Business Awards’ categories and reflects the programme’s core values of innovation, success, and ethics.

 GenePlanet is a biotech company employing DNA tests as the foundation for preventive healthcare solutions. The fast-growing European company is already present in over 30 countries worldwide.

Marko Bitenc, CEO of GenePlanet, welcomes the nominations as a valuable motivator and proof of their excellence: “It shows that our efforts to combine the advances in biotechnology into innovative solutions to help people live better are recognized and welcomed. We are proud to be nominated by such an authority and to compete in the company of such successful ventures from all over Europe.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, explains: “The companies chosen as ‘Ones to Watch’ are the most inspirational, successful and dynamic in Europe. The talent and tenacity at the heart of these businesses create jobs and drives Europe’s prosperity. This ‘Ones to Watch’ list of excellence is a benchmark of success for the rest of the European business community.”

Companies on the ‘Ones to Watch’ list come from all sectors; from manufacturing to retail, agriculture to technology, and all sizes; from startups to billion euro businesses. The ‘Ones to Watch’ from 33 countries across Europe can be found at

GenePlanet competes in “The Award for Innovation € 0 – 25M” category with a chance to become Slovenia’s National Winner. Other Slovenian companies on the shortlist include Preskok, GEN-I, Krka, Kolektor, Adriatic Slovenica, and others.

If successful, GenePlanet will participate at the Gala Final in December 2019, where 18 European winners will be announced.

The European Business Awards is now in its 12th year. Last year it considered over 111,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include Inflexion, Germany Trade & Invest, and PR Newswire.

For more information about this year’s European Business Awards, please go to

About the European Business Awards 

The European Business Awards is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious cross-border and cross-sector business competitions. Its primary purpose is to support and develop a stronger, more successful, innovative, and ethical business community in Europe, as it believes businesses play a key role in addressing major issues across the world.

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