Success story continued: MCD is TOP 100 innovation leader in 2023 again

For the 30th time the most innovative companies of the German medium-sized sector were awarded by the competition "TOP 100". In 2023, MCD Elektronik GmbH is one of these innovation leaders for the sixth 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 for the sixth time in a row by six times participation. Numerous world market and national market leaders belong to this group. MCD was able to rely on its innovational power again. In 2023, there were also valuations of sustainability and depending processes. Innovative solutions for testing of components from electromobility, of smart home systems or batterie charging technology convinced the jury. Because of increasing transition of the MCD vehicle fleet to electric cars and sustainable use of energy, as well as through concepts for "project team" and "conception team" concepts or a six-hours work model, additional process innovations were created. Whether the best possible rating "A+" can be achieved as in previous years, that will show the following weeks until the detailed results are available.

The ceremony

The TOP 100 award ceremony takes place in June at the "08. German SME Summit" at Augsburg. There is place and time for winning photos with TOP-100 Mentor Ranga Yogeshwar and for awarding the top innovators with the best results.

The 2019 ceremony took place in the "Jahrhunderthalle" at Frankfurt. Over 1.000 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: "The main concern of TOP 100 is about the importance and the role of the innovation aim inside the company. Are routines and old habits dominating or is the company able to question the existing structures, to think creative and to be successful at their market? We analyze these skills with more than 100 parameters" (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 2022 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

The sixth TOP 100 participation was also crowned with success.
Winning trophies from 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Congratulations movie for the TOP 100 award 2022

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Ranga Yogeshwar with the MCD delegation at the award ceremony 2022. ©KD Busch / compamedia
For the fifth time in succession, the TOP 100 award is presented by MCD Elektronik.

Congratulations movie for the TOP 100 award 2021

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Business Development Manager Labib Feidy and CEO Bruno Hörter are proudly presenting the fourth TOP 100 award.

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Congratulations movie for the TOP 100 award 2020

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CFO Petra Noske-Mahseredjian and CEO Bruno Hörter with the third award in 2020.

Movie about the TOP 100 awarding

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From left: Petra Noske-Mahseredjian, Bruno Hörter, Ranga Yogeshwar, Marion Hörter, Joana Jarck and Labib Feidy at the award ceremony in 2019.
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Already in 2018 Ranga Yogeshwar presented MCD with the TOP 100 award. ©KD Busch / compamedia

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