ONDO grabs the Grand award for innovative startup

We close this challenging year with a big recognition! This time ONDO has been awarded in one of the most prestigious Bulgarian national contests – “Innovative enterprise of the year”. The competition takes place under the patronage of the President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev and is organized by the “Applied research and communications” fund, ARK Consulting and Еnterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria, supported by the General directorate “Internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMB” of the European Commission.

The award has been granted for the creation and market expansion of the smart ONDO solutions for automated farm management and control, focused on precision irrigation, fertigation, climate control and monitoring for all crops, for small, mid-sized and big farming properties alike. Towards the end of 2020, ONDO already has multiple installations for customers in Bulgaria and North Macedonia, and has established its first international representative office in South Africa.

„Back in 2013 the same team which created ONDO won the same award with another startup of ours – Hutgrip. This was a solution in the sphere of industrial automation and despite all awards and despite the fact it also reached the Silicon valley, it turned to be a product way ahead of its time and ended up being unsuccessful. But, everything we learned then, in terms of technologies and business experience, we keep applying in ONDO now. And now ONDO proves to be a right-on-time, entirely Bulgarian solution for automation in agriculture.

I want to thank the jury for this and our earlier award, for spotting our potential 7 years ago and for recognizing us again. Thanks to the teams at ONDO and IndigoVerge – this success is theirs and this time it’s coming right on time!” – said ONDO CEO Ilia Iordanov when being handed the award.

The finalists in this contest get the privilege to use the recognition “Excellence in innovation” of “Applied research and communications” fund. This recognition is given for top achievements, impact and efficiency of innovations created by Bulgarian enterprises. The finalists also have the opportunity to get in touch with a number of international partners and clients in 60+ countries via the Еnterprise Europe Network.

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