Liebherr is honoured to have received the 2017 European Innovation Impact Award. The German Centre for Idea Management, ZI, conferred the award in the “Best Innovation Management” category.

European Innovation Impact Award
Thomas Obererlacher, Thomas Kandolf, and Helmuth Bauer accepting the award on behalf of Liebherr Appliances at ideasEurope in Brussels

The European Innovation Impact Award

The European Innovation Impact Award is given to organisations and companies that have honoured their affinity for innovation and inventiveness. At the ideasEurope conference in Brussels on 27-28 September 2017, Liebherr Hausgeräte was presented the award for “Best Innovation Management”. European Deputy, Ulrike Müller, considers ideasEurope as “the ideal platform to share knowledge.”

Liebherr proudly received the award for our “clear and strategic structuring of innovation management”, said Roland Rausch, Managing Director of ideasEurope. “The defined areas which Liebherr wants to develop further make for a very coherent system, which will play an important part in the company’s future”. The jury put emphasis on the structural basis of ideas – innovation management and its importance in company culture. Five other companies received awards in other categories.

The German Zentrum for Ideas Management, ZI, recommended Liebherr’s attendance at ideasEurope. “The award proves that we are on the right path with our existing structures and processes and that we bringing our ‘We are innovative’ principle to life within the appliances division”, said Helmuth Bauer, Divisional Director of R&D at Liebherr Appliances. Thomas Kandolf, Innovation Manager at Liebherr in Lienz, Austria proudly added: “We are thrilled to have received this award. It’s great to see that our innovation management can compete with that of other leading European companies. Our systematic approach to new ideas and how we develop those to innovative new products and services distinguishes us.”

This award is definitely worth celebrating. Thank you ideasEurope!

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European Innovation Impact Award