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 by 240.000 CEOs worldwide.


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22/23 April 2021, Insbruck / 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.

World Technology LEaders


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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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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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TV-Report: Highlights of the Jinan-Ceremony

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.   



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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