MCD is TOP 100 innovation leader for the second time in a row

For the 26th time the most innovative companies of the German medium-sized sector were awarded by the competition "TOP 100". MCD Elektronik GmbH 2019 is one of these innovation leaders for the second year in succession.

The award

After an independent analysis of Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke's team from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the awards for the innovation leaders were awarded by "TOP 100" mentor Ranga Yogeshwar.

Applications of SME's are evaluated under usage of about 120 pre-defined evaluation parameters. These parameters are separated into the categories "Innovative processes and organization", "Innovation climate" (involvement of employees), "Innovation promoting top management", "External orientation/open innovation" and "Innovation success".

MCD Elektronik GmbH is very proud to be part of this "TOP 100" event again last year's participation. 120 world market and national market leaders belong to this group. MCD convinced the top-class jury above all in the categories "innovation climate" and "innovation success", but also scored pretty well in other categories in comparison to, for example, significantly larger companies. MCD's targeted engagement to research and development and its closeness to its customers has now been rewarded for the second time by being named a top innovator.

You find an entire press release on the TOP 100 ceremony here.

The ceremony

The 2019 award ceremony took place as part of the 6th German SME Summit in the "Jahrhunderthalle" in Frankfurt. Around 1.300 guests took part at this event, which honored not only the "TOP 100 Innovators" but also the winners of the "TOP CONSULTANT" competition.

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, scientific director of TOP 100, explained the challenge that the winners of the competition had mastered with the words: "Innovation means restlessness. The TOP 100 companies are therefore constantly creating new products, new services, new business models and new processes. Whoever wants to be an innovation leader must consistently align the company (as a whole) with the innovation target" (source: compamedia).

TOP 100 mentor Ranga Yogeshwar (science journalist and physicist) also confirms this and proudly adds: "Openness to new things, tolerance of mistakes, constant efforts to make things new and different - these are the characteristics of a good innovation culture. A culture that is lived in the medium-sized companies that we distinguish with TOP 100. They are outstanding SME's whose innovative spirit has become part of their DNA. They are farsighted and hands-on entrepreneurs who put innovation first every day" (source: compamedia).
Impressions of the award ceremony can be found here.

The contest

The company compamedia awards the TOP 100 seal since 1993 to SMEs for special innovative strength and for outstanding innovation successes.

Its scientific leadership is dedicated to Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke since 2002. Franke is founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Ranga Yogeshwar, science journalist and TV moderator, is the mentor of the TOP 100 contest. The Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the SME ssociation German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft, BVMW) are TOP 100's project partners. The german journals manager magazin, impulse and W&V support the company contest as media partner. Further information under www.top100-germany.com.

From left: Petra Noske-Mahseredjian, Bruno Hörter, Ranga Yogeshwar, Marion Hörter, Joana Jarck and Labib Feidy. ©KD Busch / compamedia

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Already in 2018 Ranga Yogeshwar presented MCD with the TOP 100 award. ©KD Busch / compamedia