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2016 European MAKE Finalists Announced    [Date Added : 09/08/2016 ]
Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the Finalists of the 2016 European Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study. This 16th European MAKE study is an established benchmark to recognize Europe's leading organizations for their ability to leverage enterprise knowledge to deliver superior performance in the areas of innovation, operational effectiveness and excellence in products and services.

This year's 21 European MAKE Finalists are (in alphabetical order):

- Accenture (Ireland)
- Airbus (Airbus Group) (France)
- Arup (UK)
- Atos (France)
- Atos IT Solutions (Atos) Germany
- BASF (Germany)
- BMW (Germany)
- Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira (Spain)
- Festo (Germany)
- Garrigues (Spain)
- Inditex (Spain)
- KLM (Air France-KLM Group) (the Netherlands)
- LEGO (Denmark)
- Novo Nordisk (Denmark)
- Royal Dutch Philips (the Netherlands)
- Royal Dutch Shell (the Netherlands/UK)
- SAP (Germany)
- Schlumberger (France/USA)
- Siemens (Germany)
- Tetra Pak (Switzerland)
- Uria Menendez (Spain)

A panel of European-based Global Fortune 500 senior executives and internationally-recognized knowledge management and intellectual capital experts have selected the 2016 European MAKE Finalists. The panel has recognized organizations founded / headquartered in Europe against a framework of eight key knowledge performance dimensions which are the visible drivers of competitive advantage:

- creating a corporate knowledge-driven enterprise culture.
- developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership.
- delivering superior knowledge-based products/services.
- maximizing enterprise intellectual capital.
- creating an environment for collaborative knowledge sharing.
- creating a learning organization.
- delivering value based on customer/stakeholder knowledge.
- transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder/stakeholder value.

Teleos will announce the 2016 European MAKE Winners in November.

2016 European MAKE Nominees

A total of 50 organizations were nominated in this year's European MAKE study:

- Accenture (Ireland)
- Airbus (Airbus Group) (France)
- Arup (UK)
- Atos (France)
- Atos IT Solutions (Atos) Germany
- BASF (Germany)
- BMW (Germany)
- Bosch (Germany)
- Capgemini (France)
- Continental AG (Germany)
- Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira (Spain)
- Daimler (Germany)
- Devoteam (France)
- Dubai Electricity & Water (Dubai, UAE)
- Dyson (United Kingdom)
- Elbit Systems (Israel)
- Ericsson (Sweden)
- Festo (Germany)
- Garrigues (Spain)
- Gas Natural (Spain)
- Grupo Antolin (Spain)
- HSBC (UK)
- Inditex (Spain)
- ING (the Netherlands)
- Irizar (Spain)
- Johnson Matthey (United Kingdom)
- Kapsch (Austria)
- Kaspersky Lab (Russia)
- KLM (Air France-KLM Group) (the Netherlands)
- LEGO (Denmark)
- Lyondell Basell Industries (UK/USA)
- Mercadona (Spain)
- Novartis
 (Switzerland)
- Novo Nordisk (Denmark)
- Orbea (Spain)
- Orona (Spain)
- Royal Dutch Philips (the Netherlands)
- Royal Dutch Shell (the Netherlands/UK)
- Santander (Spain)
- SAP (Germany)
- Schlumberger (France/USA)
- Schneider Electric (France)
- Siemens (Germany)
- STMicroelectronics (Switzerland)
- Syngenta (Switzerland)
- Tetra Pak (Switzerland)
- UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (Government of Great Britain) (United Kingdom)
- Unilever (the Netherlands)
- Uria Menendez (Spain)
- Vodafone (United Kingdom)

MAKE Research Program

Teleos, an independent knowledge management and intellectual capital research company, administers the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study program. The KNOW Network is a Web-based global community of organizations dedicated to networking, benchmarking and sharing best knowledge practices leading to superior organizational performance.

The MAKE research program consists of the annual Global MAKE study - the international benchmark for best practice knowledge-driven organizations - and regional MAKE studies for the Americas, Asia and Europe, as well as national MAKE studies in Hong Kong and Mainland China, India, Indonesia and Iran.

For additional information regarding the 2016 European MAKE study or other MAKE studies, contact Rory Chase, Teleos, Tel/Fax: +44 1584 878576.
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