ION Deutschland GmbH receives the TOP 100 seal

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Successful participation in the innovation competition / Celebrated  German economist Ranga Yogeshwar congratulates the company personally in June 2023 in June. 

Dusseldorf - ION Deutschland GmbH from Dusseldorf has convinced a professional jury with its innovative qualities and therefore received the TOP 100 seal 2023. Only particularly innovative medium-sized companies receive this award. On June 23, science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar will personally congratulate ION Deutschland GmbH on this success at the award ceremony in Augsburg. Yogeshwar has been a mentor to the TOP 100 innovation competition for many years.
TOP 100 seal 2023
The competition is based on a scientific selection process. On behalf of compamedia, the organizer of the comparison, the innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from the Vienna University of Economics and his team selected ION Deutschland GmbH based on more than 100 criteria from five categories: innovation-promoting top management, innovation climate, innovative processes and organization, external orientation/open innovation and innovation success. It is particularly important whether a company's innovations are just a product of chance or whether they are planned systematically and can therefore be repeat-ed in the future (further information on the test criteria at

The company is at home in environmentally friendly water treatment. The company has made a name for itself in the field of innovative limescale treatment and corrosion protection. With its patented AQUABION® limescale converter product range – Made in Germany – ION Deutschland GmbH offers a modern alternative to conventional chemical softening. “Our motivation at the ION is to offer our customers an intelligent and environmentally friendly way to protect their drinking water pipes, fittings and boilers from aggressive limescale. Especially nowadays it is important to protect your heat exchangers and boilers from limescale deposits. Because just 1 mm of lime can increase the energy requirement in the household by up to 10%. 2 mm already up to 25%.
So that all applicants have the same chances, the seal is awarded in three size classes: up to 50, 51 to 200 and more than 200 employees. In the anniversary year of TOP 100 – the current round is already the 30th edition of the innovation competition – interest was particularly high: hundreds of medium-sized companies had applied, 300 of them were successful and now bear the TOP 100 seal. A maximum of 100 companies per size class can be awarded.

“The TOP 100 is about the question of how important the innovation goal is in the company,” says Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, scientific director of the competition. “Do routines and habits dominate or is the company able to question the existing, to think creatively and anew and to successfully assert itself on the market? We analyze this ability based on more than 100 test criteria,” he explains.
On June 23, all top innovators of the 2023 class will come together in Augsburg for the award ceremony at the German SME Summit. There, Ranga Yogeshwar will personally congratulate them on their success in the TOP 100.

TOP 100: the competition

Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal for special innovative strength and above-average innovative success to medium-sized companies. The scientific management has been in the hands of Prof. Dr. Nicholas Franke. Franke is the founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. With 26 research awards and over 200 publications, he is one of the leading innovation researchers internationally. TOP 100’s mentor is science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Project partners are the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the BVMW association of medium-sized companies. The magazines Manager Magazin and Impulse accompany the company comparison as media partners, ZEIT for entrepreneurs is a cooperation partner. More information and registration at

More information and general image material on the TOP 100 competition can be found on the Internet at or by email to Marc A.Flettner has further information on the award-winning company for you:

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Marc A. Flettner

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40629 Düsseldorf
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We won!
ION Deutschland GmbH in Germany belongs to the Top 100 Innovators in 2023

For the last 30 years the Top 100 certificate is presented to small to medium enterprises. On the 23 June 2023 Ranga Yogeshwar a top German science journalist and TV Presenter will congratulate us personally at an award ceremony. Thank you for making this possible!