Baljer & Zembrod gets TOP 100 status

Baljer & Zembrod gets TOP 100 status

Baljer & Zembrod gets TOP 100 status

Company success in innovation contest Altshausen – Award-winning innovation: Baljer & Zembrod GmbH & Co. KG from Altshausen, near Lake Constance, has been awarded TOP 100 status for 2021. This scheme recognises particularly innovative medium-sized enterprises and is now in its 28th edition. Baljer & Zembrod successfully demonstrated its innovative capabilities in a scientific selection process.

On behalf of compamedia, organiser of the TOP 100 innovation competition, the innovation researcher Prof. Nikolaus Franke and his team examined Baljer & Zembrod's capacity for innovation.   The researchers looked at about 120 test criteria across five categories: top management that promotes innovation, innovative atmosphere, innovative processes and organisation, external orientation/open innovation, and innovation success. The key question is whether innovation is the result of a systematic approach or simply the product of chance. In other words, how repeatable are these innovative capabilities? And consequently, do the resulting solutions prevail on the market and in what way? Due to the current situation, this assessment round included a special section in which the companies' response to the coronavirus crisis was also examined.

TOP 100: the competition

Science journalist
Ranga Yogeshwar

Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding medium-sized enterprises TOP 100 status for special innovative capacity and outstanding innovation success. Since 2002, the scientific direction has been guided by Prof. Nikolaus Franke. Franke is the founder and CEO of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Vienna. With 25 research awards and over 200 publications, he is among the leading innovation researchers internationally. Science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar is the mentor for the TOP 100. The Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research and the Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses BVMW act as project partners. The magazines "manager magazin" and "impulse" offer support as media partners for the corporate ranking.

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