Congratulations from Ranga Yogeshwar and Linda Zervakis DFE Chemie GmbH receives individual innovation balance

Überlingen/Düsseldorf, November 2021

Science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar and TV presenter Linda Zervakis congratulated DFE Chemie on its success in the TOP 100 innovation competition in a personal video. Ranga Yogeshwar is mentoring the competition, which is already in its 28th year. As in previous years, Linda Zervakis hosted the award ceremony.

"True innovators are constantly changing, reinventing themselves and coming up with surprising solutions," said Yogeshwar in praise of the achievements of the TOP 100 companies. In the scientific selection process, DFE Chemie GmbH was particularly impressive in the categories "External Orientation/Open Innovation" and "Innovation Climate".

As part of the award, the management of DFE was presented with an individual innovation balance sheet. In it, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and his team at the Vienna University of Economics and Business analyse innovation management at DFE Chemie and come to the following conclusion:

"DFE Chemie GmbH is one of the TOP 100 in 2021, i.e. one of the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany. DFE Chemie GmbH's innovation management is rated A+ overall (average TOP 100: A). The A rating is awarded to companies that have an unusually professional innovation management, even by international standards. Companies with this rating set standards. The probability of future innovation success is very high."

This means that the rating of DFE's innovation management is even higher than the average rating of all award-winning TOP 100 innovators.

Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal for special innovative strength and above-average innovation success to medium-sized companies. For this purpose, all stages of the innovation process of the applicants are examined on the basis of 120 performance indicators in five categories. Since 2002, the scientific management has been in the hands of Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. In addition to Ranga Yogeshwar as mentor, the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research, among others, is one of the project partners of TOP 100.