tmax Group awarded TOP 100 seal again

tmax erhält zum dritten Mal in Folge TOP 100-Siegel.

Mannheim The tmax Group from Mannheim has proven its innovation qualities and therefore received the TOP 100 seal 2023. Only particularly innovative medium-sized companies receive this award. On June 23, science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar will personally congratulate tmax on this success at the award ceremony in Augsburg. Yogeshwar accompanies the TOP 100 innovation competition as a mentor.


The competition is based on a scientific selection process. On behalf of compamedia, the organizer of the comparison, innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and his team examined tmax and other companies on the basis of more than 100 criteria from five categories: Top Management Promoting Innovation, Innovation Climate, Innovative Processes and Organization, External Orientation/Open Innovation, and Innovation Success. Of particular importance is whether a company’s innovations are merely a random product or are systematically planned and thus repeatable in the future (further information on the test criteria can be found at

tmax ranks among the top innovators for the third time in a row and has again received the award for most innovative problem solver in the high-temperature sector in 2023. This highlights tmax’s expertise and market leadership as a professional solutions-provider.

To ensure that all applicants have an equal chance, the seal is awarded in three size categories: up to 50, 51 to 200 and more than 200 employees. In the anniversary year of TOP 100 – the current round is already the 30th edition of the innovation competition – interest was particularly high: 550 SMEs had applied, 300 of them were successful and now bear the TOP 100 seal. A maximum of 100 companies per size category can be awarded.

On June 23, all top innovators of the 2023 cohort will come together in Augsburg for the award ceremony at the German SME Summit. There, Ranga Yogeshwar will personally congratulate them on their success at TOP 100.


TOP 100: the competition

Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal for special innovative strength and above-average innovation success to medium-sized companies. Since 2002, the scientific management has been in the hands of Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke. Franke is founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. With 26 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. The magazines manager magazin and impulse accompany the company comparison as media partners, ZEIT für Unternehmer is a cooperation partner. More info and registration at

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