Of the 3.5 million or so companies in Germany, fewer than 1 % conduct research. This small but exclusive community includes the BEUMER Group, based in Beckum/Germany. In order to acknowledge their special commitment to research and development, the Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany (Stifterverband der deutschen Wissenschaft) honoured the system provider with the “Innovation through Research” seal of approval (Figure 1). “We are delighted to receive such an accolade,” says Mark Antonius Behler, who is responsible for innovation management at BEUMER.
Although a good idea is an important prerequisite for successful innovation, there is actually much more to it. “The idea has to be implemented technically and brought to market maturity,” explains Behler. And only someone who conducts research can discover something new, innovate and create growth. BEUMER has therefore firmly integrated innovation management into its corporate strategy for the methodical planning, management and testing of innovations. Since these processes involve company-wide operations, all employees participate in shaping and maintaining a culture of innovations.
The Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany regularly distinguishes creative companies that are driving research with this special seal of approval. The seal is valid for two years.
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