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2. July 2020

MENTOR is among the TOP 100 of Germany’s most innovative SMEs once again in 2020


The prestigious competition TOP 100 has been recognising the most innovative companies among Germany’s SMEs for the past 27 years. We are once again one of the winning companies this year. In the independent selection process, MENTOR was particularly impressive in the “Innovation Success” and “Outward Looking/Open Innovation” categories

Last year we took part in this competition for the first time and joined the ranks of the innovative elite right away. We planned to confirm and repeat our success this year too. We are very pleased that we have succeeded and once again beaten the stiff competition. Prior to this, we participated in a demanding scientific selection process, led by innovation researcher Prof. Dr Nikolaus Franke, that assessed our company’s innovation management and success.

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We consider this success to be an acknowledgement of the work undertaken by all of our MENTOR employees and as recognition of what we achieve together in the field of innovation. This is similarly expressed in the description of our product development process in the current TOP 100 corporate portrait “Es lebe das Licht!” [Long live light]:

“The employees’ wide range of knowledge and vast experience form the basis of this development process and are a unique aspect of the company.“

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About the TOP 100 competition

Compamedia has awarded the TOP 100 seal of approval to SMEs since 1993 to honour their outstanding innovative strength and exceptional innovation success. Prof. Dr Nikolaus Franke has been the project’s scientific director since 2002. Prof. Franke is the founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). The science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar is the mentor of TOP 100. The Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) and the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (BVMW) are both project partners. The company rating project is accompanied by the German business magazines manager magazin, Impulse and W&V as media partners. For more information please visit