Controlant has become a sponsor for Gulleggið, Iceland’s leading start-up competition, in recognition of the importance of supporting innovation and entrepreneurship.
Controlant has become a sponsor for Gulleggið, Iceland’s leading start-up competition, in recognition of the importance of supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. In 2009, Controlant’s founders won the competition and benefited greatly from the encouragement and practical assistance when developing the company.
Controlant celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and the company has grown exponentially since it won the Gulleggið, with 420 employees across five countries, developing, manufacturing, and servicing monitoring solutions used by the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Controlant’s solutions ensure medicines and vaccines are delivered safely and smoothly to the people who need them.
The company has earned international recognition and won numerous awards including the 2022 GLOMO Award for Best Innovation for COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Recovery, The Growth Sprout 2022, the President of Iceland’s Export Award 2021, the 2020 SDCE Green Supply Chain Award, and the Icelandic Innovation Prize 2020.
Continued growth is expected as the need for safe, efficient, traceable, and sustainable transportation of sensitive medicines will only grow in the coming years.
Controlant is proud to continue laying the foundation for innovation by supporting entrepreneurs who are now at the start of their own journeys, striving to put their ideas into practice.
“It was a tremendous encouragement for us to win Gulleggið. We were then a traditional company with very few employees, and insignificant income, but we had big aspirations. Following the recognition and support from Rannís, the ball started to roll since we could recruit great people and investors to pursue big ideas. We are delighted to now be able to give back and support the innovation community in Iceland. After all, it is the foundation for future entrepreneurs.”
“Let’s not forget, Controlant is the first recipient of Gulleggið to become a sponsor of the entrepreneurial competition. It is the company we refer to when we talk about the success of the Gulleggið, and their sponsorship is very important to us. Not only do they give the competition financial strength, but they bring in experience and knowledge that will definitely give us more powerful Gulleggið successes in the future.”
Controlant announces the completion of an $80 million funding round to support further investment in innovation and strategic business expansion.
Controlant is sponsoring the publication of a new children’s book, Súper Kröftug, which sheds light on the importance of sports and hobbies for children as a way to adapt to a new society, make friends, and learn a new language. The book is the work of authors and child psychologists Paola Cardenas and Soffía Elín Sigurdardóttir.