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 as a digital meeting. Host will be the MCI Management Center Innsbruck, where the award ceremony will be integrated within the international „Future Summit” with top-business-speakers. The conference will be covered by some of the most important economic media and presented here on the WTLA-Website thereafter.

Welcome to the WTLA in Innsbruck 2021

12 November 2019, Jinan / China

Last year’s ceremony took place in China. The World Technology Leader Award was presented in the Shandong Hotel in Jinan during the SMEC-Conference, where 1000 international business and political leaders gathered for an innovation exchange. 
Get more impressions here.

2022: Davos/Klosters, Switzerland

In 2022 the World Technology Leader Award will be held in Davos/Klosters in Switzerland, the location of the World Economic Forum.

Nominated for Public Vote 2021

IMEXHS: Innovation in medical imaging

IMEXHS is the place where innovation and technology meet medical experience. The purpose is to democratize access to high-tech imaging management platforms with advanced clinical applications, user-friendly software and AI.  

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Global Top-200 shortlist

Proofed by the nomination committee as aspirants for the voting 2021 

1&1 IONOS Cloud GmbHd.velop World Technology LeaderHellmann Worldwide LogisticsMeggle AGScewo AG
ActSafe Systems ABDirect Smarter Technology GmbH​IMEXHSMitsubishi Electric CorporationSecurities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan
Ally.ioDainese S.p.A.Hilti CorporationSEW-Eurodrive GmbH & Co. KGSEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
African Rainbow MineralsDBS BankImpact Innovations GmbHMOMO DESIGN S.R.L.Senfter Grandi Salumifici Italiano
AGCO International GmbhDokaIcomeramoorgenSenseforce
AhrendDOLBY World Technology Leaderigus GmbHStarNews MobileQuooker Deutschland GmbH
Airselfie Holdings LimitedDr. Hönle AGGigaset Communications GmbHMotorolaSHANGHAI BANGBANG ROBOT CO.,LTD.
alimax World Technology LeaderDress & SommerIngpuls World Technology LeaderMurcaniaShenzhen Bell Creative Science and Education Co.,
Ammann AGEdgeVerve SystemsInSphero AGMurtfeldt Kunststoffe GmbH & Co. KGSherpany
Andritz AGDurst GroupFastViewer GmbHnedapSIGMA CORPORATION
Angelo PoE.G.O. Blanc und Fischer & Co. GmbHInvent Medical Group, s.r.o.NeogenSitecore
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.EDAG Engineering GmbHiRobot Corporate HeadquartersNetappSmartONE Solutions Inc.
ATAGO CO.,LTD.Edelmann GroupIT-Haus GmbH – EDV – Kommunikation und InformationNetscopeSoftwareONE
AUGUST FALLER GMBH & CO. KGEgoé nest s.r.o. (Ltd.)J. MORITA TOKYO MFG. CORP.Nien Made Enterprise (NM)Stihl
Austrian Institute of TechnologyEnsinger GmbHJenoptik AGNiko nvStokke AS
EASY-ROB Software GmbHEquashield LLCJOMOO Kitchen & Bath Co., Ltd.NintexYuanda Robotics GmbH
Avaloq Goup AGFabasoftJungheinrichNura Operations World Technology LeaderTAG Heuer
Dallmeier electronic GmbH & Co.KGFiege GroupKentico CMSOFFECCT ABTechnoAlpin
Bangladesh Advance Robotics Research CenterFirmenich InternationalKlüh Service Management GmbHOkamura CorporationTesto SE & Co. KGaA
Barco nvFLIR SystemsNFON AGOy KWH Mirka AbThales Group
BARTEC Top Holding GmbHFliteboardKohler Co.Paisabazaar.comThule Group AB
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KGFlixmobilityOLBRICH GmbHPalo Alto NetworksTojoy
Anton Debatin GmbHFluxwerx Illumination Inc.KROENERT GmbH & Co KGOpticks SecurityTeamViewer GmbH
BewatecElliptic LabsgridX GmbHPeopleDocToyota Industries Corporation
BiotalysFreudenberg IT SE & Co. KGLARQPhilipsTrivadis
Bosch.IOFUJIFILM World Technology LeaderLeifeld Metal Spinning AGPhoenix TapwareTROX GmbH
Bose CorporationFunk Gruppe GmbHLeitner RopewaysPiaggio Fast ForwardUnilumin
BrainCoGebrüder Meiser GmbHLenovoPlanET Biogastechnik GmbHVanderlande
Burckhardt Compression AGGenesysLG Electronics Inc.Plansee Group SEVictorinox World Technology Leader
BURG-WÄCHTER KGGetty ImagesLiebherr GruppePOLIFILM GmbHVirtana
CarambaGeutebrück GmbHLIXIL CorporationPUMA SEWafios AG
Carpus + PartnerGlarun TechnologyLudwig Krohne GmbH & Co. KGQlue Performa IndonesiaWanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH
Centor Holdings Pty LtdGoldbeckLumiledsRedBit DevelopmentWAWI Euro GmbH
CHTruppeGoogleMALINA – Safety s.r.o.Rifeng Enterprise Group Co.,LtdWHILL K.K.
cisco World Technology LeaderGroheSenerTec Kraft-Wärme-Energiesysteme GmbHRoca Sanitarios Brasil Ltda World Technology LeaderWikkelhouse
Comet Holding AGHako GmbHRenggli AG Realife TechWoxsen University
CoupaHangzhou Megasens Technology World Technology Leaderbulkvision GmbHSalesforceXerox
Crestron Electronics, Inc.Harmonic Drive SEMcLaren Automotive Ltd.Samsonite NVXiaomi Inc.
Curious AIHeliartec Solutions Co., Ltd.MDT Sonnenschutzsysteme AGScanfilZwilling J.A. Henckels AG


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 2020

UBQ: Converting waste into resource

UBQ Materials from Isreal developed a patented process to convert unsorted household waste into a fully recyclable thermoplastic substitute. The israeli company provides the missing link from a linear extraction and

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TESLA – Revolutionizing Mobility

Tesla, the an American electric vehicle and clean energy company, has changed the auto industry substantially. Tesla is focused on sustainability and renewables that has revolutionized the electric car market as

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Renggli: high-end architecture in timber

Swiss company Renggli constructs high-quality timber structures in modern architectural styles, creating  spaces that meet the needs of the 2,000-Watt Society. Renggli applies its philosophy of energy-efficient and sustainable construction to buildings and entire developments.  

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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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