Krailling, March 8, 2021 – EOS, the world's leading technology provider in the field of industrial 3D printing for metals and polymers, has been awarded the TOP 100 Innovator Seal 2021. This award honors particularly innovative medium-sized companies - now for the 28th time. EOS had previously proven its innovative strength in a scientific selection process.
On behalf of compamedia, the organizer of the TOP 100 innovation competition, the innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and his team examined the innovative strength of EOS. The researchers used around 120 test criteria from five categories as a basis: Top management promoting innovation, innovation climate, innovative processes and organization, external orientation/open innovation, and innovation success. The core question is whether innovations are the result of a planned approach or a product of chance, i.e. the repeatability of innovation performance. And it is also about whether and how the corresponding solutions succeed on the market. Due to the current situation, this round also included a special section examining the entrepreneurial response to the Corona crisis. In recent years, EOS has been selected as one of the top innovators and consultants several times.
In the past two years, we have taken our innovation activities to a new level. We innovate in a very targeted, fast, co-operative, and customer-oriented way. We are therefore very pleased to receive this award, which underscores our commitment to innovation. This has always been a part of our DNA, at the same time motivating and driving us since our foundation in 1989. Our goal is to make our customers successful in the adoption and application of industrial 3D printing so that they can innovate faster and thus remain competitive.
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, the scientific director of TOP 100, is impressed by the award-winning medium-sized companies. "The TOP 100 companies have consistently focused on being as innovative as possible," he notes.
On November 26, there will be another reason to celebrate when all award winners of the current TOP 100 year will come together to receive congratulations from Ranga Yogeshwar at the 7th German SME Summit in Ludwigsburg. The science journalist has been mentoring the innovation competition for ten years.
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TOP 100: the competition
Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal to medium-sized companies for special innovative strength and above-average innovation success. Since 2002, scientific management has been in the hands of Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke. Franke is the founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. With 25 research awards and over 200 publications, he is one of the leading innovation researchers internationally. The mentor of TOP 100 is science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Project partners are the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the BVMW association of small and medium-sized enterprises. German magazines manager magazin and impulse accompany the company comparison as media partners. More information under www.top100.de.
EOS is the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, the independent company is pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in additive manufacturing. Its product portfolio of EOS systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers crucial competitive advantages in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Furthermore, customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.