On November 16th 2018, Dirtybit received the prestigious internationalization award “Villsauen 2018” (The Wild Sheep), by Hordaland County and Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The award aims to recognize and promote innovative businesses within the area, that establish themselves in international markets, who represent growth, international success and significant potential for the future. The wild sheep is chosen as a symbol for the award because it is strong, enduring and resourceful.
The award was presented to us by the Minister of Trade and Industry, and County Mayor of Hordaland, and we received warm congratulations from business leaders and politicians from the region, including the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg.
Excerpt from the jury’s comments (translated from Norwegian):
“This year's winner was founded in 2011 and has in a short period of time become a leader within its segment in Norway. The company delivers technology and products in a competitive global industry. The winner has used its strong position to build a new industry in Bergen, and attracts young and global expertise to the region. In three years they have gone from eight to 18 employees, and their business is helping to make Bergen more attractive to young digital heads. Norway is currently a small player compared to our neighboring countries, but the global gaming industry has experienced exponential growth, and growth will continue. Game developers in Norway also deliver services to sectors such as oil and gas, seafood and defense.
The jury hopes that this year's prize will motivate the winner to continue invest in the skills and technology that make our region attractive.”