The Red Herring editorial team selected the Finalists for the 2011 Red Herring 100 Europe Award. This group of 200 companies is the short list for the Top 100 Europe award. They are the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The Finalists are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

After one final stage of judging, a live presentation at the Red Herring Europe Forum in Amsterdam May 23-25, the 2011 Top 100 Europe will be selected and announced at a special award dinner on May 25 at the event.