Top 100 Innovation Award

We have received the Top 100 award

Successful award with innovation prize

We have received the Top Innovator 2023 award from the independent innovation competition Top 100. The competition is based on a scientific selection procedure, on the basis of which particularly innovative medium-sized companies are awarded. The applicants are evaluated by means of more than 100 criteria from five categories:

  • Innovation-promoting top management
  • Climate of innovation
  • Innovative processes and organisation
  • External orientation/open innovation
  • Innovation success

A particularly important criterion in the evaluation is that a company's innovations are not just a product of chance, but are systematically planned and thus could be repeated in the future (more information on the evaluation criteria can be found here). So that all participants have the same chances, the seal is awarded in three size categories: up to 50, 51 to 200 and more than 200 employees.

In the anniversary year of TOP 100 - the current round is already the 30th edition of the innovation competition - interest was particularly high: a total of 550 medium-sized companies applied.

Award ceremony at the German Medium-Sized Business Summit 2023

On 23 June 2023, the 8th Mittelstand-Summit took place in Augsburg. More than 1,000 decision-makers and 420 top companies travelled to the event to attend the award ceremony for the Top 100 Innovation Award.

Our managing directors Malte Schneider and Thomas Hinrichs also travelled to the event and took part. In addition to the award ceremony, an exchange with representatives of the top companies took place at the concluding get-together.

Celebration at our Annual Conference 2023

In the course of our annual meeting, we celebrated this special award with all our employees and are pleased to have received the award!