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Proving ourselves in the innovation competition / scientific selection process

Award-winning innovative power: VENSYS Elektrotechnik GmbH from Diepholz hast been awarded the TOP 100 seal 2021. This award honours particularly innovative medium-sized companies - and this is now for the 28th time. Previously, VENSYS Elektrotechnik had demonstrated its innovative strength in a scientific selection process.

Picture left side: Urban Schippmann - CEO  |  right side: Guluma Megersa - Business Development & Sales

On behalf of compamedia, the organiser of the TOP 100 innovation competition, innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and his team investigated the innovative power of VENSYS Elektrotechnik GmbH. Researchers used around 120 test criteria from five categories: innovation-enhancing top management, innovation climate, innovative processes and organisation, external orientation/open innovation and innovation success. At its heart is the question of whether innovations are the result of a planned approach or a random product, i. e. the repeatability of innovation achievements. And whether and how the relevant solutions will prevail on the market (further information on the test criteria: www.top100.de/pruefkriterien). Due to the current situation, there was also a special section in this round in which the entrepreneurial response to the Corona crisis was examined.

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, the scientific director of TOP 100, is impressed by the excellent medium-sized companies. "The TOP 100 companies have consistently focused on being as innovative as possible," he says. On November 26th there will be another occasion to celebrate: Then all the winners of the current TOP 100-year will come together to receive the congratulations of Ranga Yogeshwar at the 7th German SME Summit in Ludwigsburg. The science journalist has been mentoring the innovation competition for ten years.

TOP 100: the competition

Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal of approval for special innovative strength and above-average innovation successes to medium-sized companies. The scientific leadership has been in the hands of Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke since 2002. Franke is the founder and board member of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. With 25 research prizes and more than 200 publications, he is one of the leading innovation researchers internationally. The mentor of TOP 100 is the science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Project partners are the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises BVMW. Magazines "manager magazin" and "impulse" accompany the company comparison as media partners. More information and registration at www.top100.de.

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