Überlingen - For the 25th time, the TOP 100 competition selects the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany. One of these innovation leaders this year is Insiders Technologies GmbH. This was the result of an analysis by the scientific director of TOP 100, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke. As a mentor of TOP 100, Ranga Yogeshwar honors the company from Kaiserslautern together with Franke and compamedia at the award ceremony in Ludwigsburg on 29 June 2018 as part of the 5th German SME Summit. Insiders Technologies has made the leap into this innovation elite for the fifth time in a row. In the independent selection process, the company with 145 employees was particularly convincing due to its diverse research cooperations.
Insiders Technologies GmbH from Kaiserslautern uses artificial intelligence to drive forward the digitization of business processes. Founded in 1998 as a spin-off of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, the medium-sized company now employs 145 people at three locations in Germany. "Today'digital customers' also expect'digital companies'", explains Managing Director Werner Weiss. For this reason, the top innovator is developing numerous services for automating customer communication - including self-learning chatbots and software for analyzing customer response. Complaint mails, for example, are automatically recognized and can be processed immediately.
A central component of the innovation strategy is the close contact to the scientific community. Insiders Technologies cooperates with the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering and also supports the "Mind Gara-ge" at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. This institution is dedicated to the study of Deep Learning, the world's most respected research field in the field of artificial intelligence. This strong reference to research pays off for insiders: For the fifth time in a row, the medium-sized company is among the TOP 100 this year.
The TOP 100 Competition
Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the Top 100 seal of approval to SMEs with a particular ability to innovate and above-average success rates for innovations. Professor Nikolaus Franke has coordinated the project since 2002. He is the founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is one of the world’s leading innovation researchers and has won 18 science awards and published over 200 articles. The Top 100 is mentored by science journalist and television presenter Ranga Yogeshwar and organised in partnership with the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the German Association for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (BVMW). manager magazin provides media support for the company benchmarking competition. Further information is available at www.top100-germany.com.