Auetal, 29 November 2021. Last Friday afternoon it was announced who would be the overall winner of the TOP 100 competition 2021, the leading innovation competition for German “Mittelstand” companies, in each of the three size categories. One company was chosen as the best of the best in each class.
We were given the honor and pleasure of being the best of the best in our size class – more than 200 employees. Hooray!
In addition to the scientific analysis based on more than one hundred test criteria, the basis of this decision was the selection by a top-class jury, including Professor Reimund Neugebauer (President Fraunhofer), Professor Roland Berger, Professor Fredmund Malik, Professor Ann-Kristin Achleitner, Katja Suding, Edelgard Bulmahn, Frank Thelen and Lars Hinrichs [entire jury]. In addition to scientific excellence and the jury, the well-known science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar stands as a mentor for high ranking.
Here is a short excerpt from the laudation: »Scanblue Engineering AG is a prime example of innovation. The company as a whole is consistently geared towards radical innovation in terms of leadership, organization, culture and external orientation. The result is a leadership position on a world scale and rapid growth. Congratulations on being named “Innovator of the Year”« said Professor Nikolaus Franke, Vienna University of Economics and Scientific Supervisor of the competition.
Further information (german)
The awards for the best of the best usually take place annually as part of the German SME Summit. Due to the epidemic situation, there was no present event this year and all celebrations took place online.