The competition is taking place in Estonia for the first time and aims to inspire enterprises to think about innovation, to inspire others and to draw inspiration from the experiences and endeavours of other enterprises. Enterprises have been able to nominate themselves in three categories: - the fastest-growing Swedish company in Estonia; - Act of Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year; - Innovation of the Year. A panel of experts will select three candidates from all of the nominations received in each category. The final selection will be made by representatives of the Swedish Embassy, executives of Swedbank and the Swedish Export Council. The Swedish Business Awards 2009 is not merely aimed at Swedish companies in Estonia: all Estonian enterprises who have shown outstanding results in the fields could also nominate themselves in the categories of Act of Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year and Innovation of the Year. This marks the start of an important business competition in Estonia, and next year we look forward to active participation in Swedish Business Awards 2010. The Swedish Business Awards was founded in 2006 in Lithuania. The organiser of the competition is the Swedish Export Council in cooperation with the Swedish Embassy and Swedbank.