News – 30.06.2018

Top-Innovator 2018

We have been awarded

Award-winning innovation

For more than 25 years, TOP 100 — the only benchmarking for innovation management in Germany — has been awarding the most innovative small and medium-sized businesses. In 2018, we are one of them.

Innovations have not been assessed individually, but the overall innovation management. Our “Innovative Processes & Organisation” convinced the panel of judges. On 29/06/2018, after a demanding scientific selection process, we received the award from scientific journalist Ranga Yogeshwar.

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In our opinion, inventions must prove their worth with our customers. As a development partner, we therefore involve our customers in the innovation process at an early stage. Often, their technical requirements lead to new ideas. However, we only consider an invention an innovation if it proves successful with our customers.

The TOP 100 seal makes our innovation capacity and sustainability visible at first sight. We are delighted and say “Thank you”.

Presentation of the Top Innovator 2018 Award on 29.06.2018

Presentation of the Top-Innovator 2018 Award on 29.06.2018 in Berlin

from left to right: Johanna Neumann (Marketing Manager at Böllhoff), Ranga Yogeshwar (Mentor TOP 100) and Martin Schnitker (Managing Director at Böllhoff)


TOP 100: the competition

Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal for special innovation capacity and above-average innovation success to small and medium-sized businesses. Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke has been the Head of Science since 2002. Franke is founder and Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of Vienna University of Economics and Business. The mentor of TOP 100 is scientific journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Project partners are the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for the Promotion of Applied Research) and the BVMW (German Federal Association of Small and Medium-sized Businesses – Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft). The manager magazin, impulse and W&V support the comparison of businesses as media partners.

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