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Sustainably innovative: ESG is one of Germany's top innovators for the 10th time.

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has been awarded the TOP 100 seal 2024 following the scientific selection process by innovation researcher Prof Dr Nikolaus Franke. This means that ESG is one of the Top Innovators 2024 and continues to be one of the most innovative companies in Germany. The TOP 100 seal is proof of the technology company's outstanding innovative ability and excellent innovation management. Science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar will personally congratulate ESG on this success at the TOP 100 award ceremony as part of the 9th German SME Summit on 28 June 2024 in Weimar. Yogeshwar has been mentoring the TOP 100 innovation competition for twelve years.

On behalf of compamedia, the organiser of the competition, innovation researcher Prof. Dr Nikolaus Franke from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and his team examined the innovative strength of all participants on the basis of more than 100 criteria from five categories: Innovation-promoting top management, innovation climate, innovative processes and organisation, external orientation/open innovation and innovation success. "Are the companies able to create new products, new services, new processes and new business models? And are these achievements just coincidences or the result of a structured and goal-orientated approach? These are the questions we analyse at TOP 100," explains Nikolaus Franke.

Christoph Otten, CEO of ESG, is delighted to receive the award once again: "With our outstanding passion for technology and our innovative strength, we create solutions with real added value for our customers day after day in our 500 or so diverse projects every year. They form the basis for the operational capability and readiness of our soldiers and all those who ensure our security at home. We have deliberately entered the TOP 100 competition every two years for the past 20 years: we receive valuable impetus for our innovation management and continuously implement this for the benefit of our customers and partners - and continue to develop sustainably. It is a great pleasure to be part of this excellent ESG team and to be able to make valuable contributions to security and thus to our freedom and prosperity!"

ESG has been one of the leading German providers of design, integration, operation and in-service support of complex, security-related electronic and IT systems for more than five decades. In Germany and internationally, ESG provides products and services for customers from government authorities, the fields of defence, public security and industry. ESG is a certified aviation company for aircraft and aviation equipment for the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces) and an aviation engineering company in line with EASA Part 21J, EASA Part 21G and EASA Part 145. As a special systems company for mission avionics, simulation and training, as well as special deployment systems, ESG offers customised solutions. Independent process and technology consulting is one of ESG's key competencies. Technology transfer between markets is what makes a significant contribution to our customers' added value.

Ulrich-Joachim Müller, Head of Corporate Communications 
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About TOP 100: 
Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal for special innovative strength and above-average innovation success to medium-sized companies. He has been the director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business since 2001. With 25 research awards and more than 200 publications, he is one of the leading international innovation researchers.
The mentor of TOP 100 is the 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 magazine” and impulse accompany the company comparison as media partners,” ZEIT für Unternehmer” is a cooperation partner.