Export and Innovation Awards

Every year, the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) and the Ministry of Economics organize the annual Export and Innovation Awards, celebrating the leading exporters and most innovative companies in Latvia.
The goal of the awards is to promote the competitiveness of companies in local and foreign markets, to foster growth in the quality and quantity of exports, to generate products with high added value, and to further innovation by evaluating results and identifying successful partnerships and products. The evaluation of Latvian companies takes place in the following categories:

  • Leading Exporter;
  • Best Large/ Medium Exporter;
  • Best Small Exporter;
  • Innovative Product;
  • Import Substitute Product;
  • Industrial Design.

The evaluation of applicants is held in two rounds, including visits to the companies and presentations about the products or services nominated for each award.
Applicants in the category of Leading Exporter (Exporter of the Year) are nominated by a special jury, based on information about a company’s export activity and strategy for sustainability development.

The winners of Export and Innovation Awards 2016 were presented at ceremony held on December 8 in Riga, Latvia. To learn more about the winners for 2016, please click here.