Excellence in Global Competition

Innovation is the key for progress and welfare. The annual award for technology excellence and innovation leadership honors superior companies, throughout all countries and industries. Those are selected by an international jury of experts from 17 countries. Nomination process ist open and you can apply below.


Would your company like to enter into the competition? The nomination committee is pleased to get your brief application (one page in total). After a first review we will contact you to let you know, if a nomination is possible. If accepted, your company will enter into the international public voting. More than 1 million CEOs and company owners are invited worldwide.

Please Use OUr PDF or the online tool to start the Nomination Process

World technology award


22/23 April 2021, InNsbruck / Austria

The next ceremony will take place on April 22/23th in Innsbruck / Austria. Host will be die MCI Management Center Innsbruck, where the award ceremony will be intergated in the internaional „Future Summit“ with around 200 top-business-leaders and covered by some of the most important economic media.

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12 November 2019, Jinnan / China

The last year’s ceremony took place in China. The World Technology Leader Award was presented in the Shandong Hotel in Jinan while the SMEC-Conference, where 1000 international business and political leaders gathered for an innovation exchange. 
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2022: Davos/Klosters, Switzerland

In 2021 the World Technology Leader Award will be held in Davos/Klosters in Switzerland, the location of the World Economic Forum.

Nominated for Public Vote

Here, we present in the following weeks the 12 World Technology Leaders that run for the international public vote.

tsmc: In the Heart of IoT Innovation

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Global Top-200

Proofed and nominated by the nomination committee.

1&1 IONOS Cloud GmbHDa An Gene CoHilti CorporationMK Illumination
ActSafe Systems ABDainese S.p.A.HiPP GruppeMOMO DESIGN S.R.L.Senfter Grandi Salumifici Italiano
AdobeDBS BankHuaweimoorgenSenseforce
AGCO International GmbhDokaHyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co., Ltd.MorphoSys AGSeverin Elektrogeräte GmbH
AhrendDolby Laboratoriesigus GmbHMotorolaSHANGHAI BANGBANG ROBOT CO.,LTD.
Airselfie Holdings LimitedDr. Hönle AGInfineon AustriaMTM ASSOCIATIONShenzhen Bell Creative Science and Education Co.
alimex GmbHDrees & SommerIngpuls GmbHMurtfeldt Kunststoffe GmbH & Co. KGSherpany
Ammann AGDucati Motor Holding s.p.a.InShpero AGnedapSIGMA CORPORATION
Andritz AGDurst GroupIntersnack Group GmbH & Co. KGNeogenSitecore
Angelo PoE.G.O. Blanc und Fischer & Co. GmbHInvent Medical Group, s.r.o.SJ ABSEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.EBSCOIREKS-GruppeNest Labs IncSMA Solar Technology AG
ATAGO CO.,LTD.EDAG Engineering GmbHiRobot Corporate HeadquartersNetappSoftwareONE
AUGUST FALLER GMBH & CO. KGEdelmann GroupIT-Haus GmbHNetscopeStihl
Aurubis AGEgoé nest s.r.o. (Ltd.)J. MORITA TOKYO MFG. CORP.Nien Made Enterprise (NM)Stokke AS
Austrian Institute of TechnologyEMG Automation GmbHJOMOO Kitchen & Bath Co., Ltd.Niko nvSÜSS MicroTec SE
Autoneum Holding AGEnsinger GmbHJungheinrichNintexSynCraft Engineering GmbH
Avaloq Goup AGEquashield LLCKentico CMSNura Operations Pty LtdTAG Heuer
Balluff GmbHFabasoftKlüh Service Management GmbHOberalp GroupTechnoAlpin
Baltensweiler AGFiege GroupKnorr-Bremse AGOFFECCT ABTesto SE & Co. KGaA
Barco nvFirmenich InternationalKohler Co.Okamura CorporationThales Group
BARTEC Top Holding GmbHFLIR SystemsKreisel ElectricOy KWH Mirka AbThule Group AB
Beckhoff Automation GmbHFliteboardKROENERT GmbH & Co KGPalfinger AGTojoy
Bender GmbH & Co. KGFlixmobilityLARQPalo Alto NetworksTox Pressotechnik GmbH & Co.KG
BewatecFluxwerx Illumination Inc.Leifeld Metal Spinning AGPanasonicToyota Industries Corporation
Biolin Scientific OyFortinetLeitner RopewaysPanasonic CorporationTrivadis
Borealis AGFreudenberg IT SE & Co. KGLenovoUltimate Kronos GroupTROX GmbH
Bose CorporationFUJIFILM CorporationLG Electronics Inc.PhilipsUnilumin
BrainCoFunk Gruppe GmbHLiebherr GruppePhoenix TapwareVanderlande
Bühler AGGebrüder Meiser GmbHLIXIL CorporationPiaggio Fast ForwardVaonis
Burckhardt Compression AGGenesysLudwig Krohne GmbH & Co. KGPlansee Group SEWafios AG
CarambaGetty ImagesLumiledsPOLIFILM GmbHWanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH
CarpusGlarun TechnologyMALINA – Safety s.r.o.PUMA SEWAWI Euro GmbH
Carpus + partnerGoldbeckMann+Hummel GmbHRheinmetall AGWHILL K.K.
Centor Holdings Pty LtdGoogleMaschinenfabrik Köppern GmbH & Co. KGRifeng Enterprise Group Co.,LtdWikkelhouse
CHTruppeHako GmbHMax Weishaupt GmbHRoca Sanitarios Brasil LtdaWilhelm Schulz GmbH
CiscoHangzhou Megasens Technology Co.,Ltd.McLaren Automotive Ltd.Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd.Xerox
Comet Holding AGHaribo GmbH & Co. KGMDT Sonnenschutzsysteme AGSalesforceXiaomi Inc.
CoupaHeliartec Solutions Co., Ltd.Med El GmbHSamsonite NVYamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Crestron Electronics, Inc.Hellmann Worldwide LogisticsMeggle AGScanfilZwilling J.A. Henckels AG
Curious AIHexagonMitsubishi Electric CorporationScewo AGAfrican Rainbow Minerals


Jinan - Ceremony 2019

The 2019 ceremony took place China. On November 12 the World Technology Leader Award was presented in the Shandong Hotel in Jinan while the SMEC-Conference, where 1000 international business and political leaders gathered for an innovation exchange.   

Winners 2019


adidas: with speed into the future

Everything what adidas touches turns to gold. A risky business decision turned out to be groundbreaking, the newest is extremely likely to do the same. But what’s the reason behind this company’s incredible success? Analyzing adidas’ decisions, activities and future visions especially in its marketing and branding indicates what is standing behind it.

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Infosys: Follow mother goose

What have a butterfly, ants and geese in common? No, that’s not the beginning of a bad joke. That’s Intersys’ smart visualization of their outstanding services on the interface of digital and talent transformation. Here Intersys goes further: People should not only use the technology but become better.

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The innovation award ceremony was first held in Düsseldorf/Germany, where major technology leaders from different branches were honored.

On May 9th, in the presence of 300 business-leaders and the guest of honor, the all-time-heavyweight-boxchampion Dr. Wladimir Klitschko, the ceremony took place.

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The  award World Technology Leader and 
the inquiry and voting process is organized by Diana Research Pte. Ltd./Singapore. The market intelligence and research company, specialised on the identification and analyses of leading companies worldwide.

Its services and rankings are used by renowned international media companies as well as universities and research institutes.

Chairman of the WTL Award is Michael Oelmann, longtime editor in chief of the German business magazin Wirtschaftsblatt and former chairman of the Family Company Owners Association Die Familienunternehmer in NRW. 


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