Germany's leading biometrics producer, Hamburg-based DERMALOG, has been chosen as on of the 'Top 100' most innovative medium-sized businesses, thanks to its inventive spirit. The former minister-president of Baden-Württemberg, Lothar Späth, awarded the company with the 'Top 100' prize at Ostseebad Warnemünde. DERMALOG received the award for its innovative fingerprint technology, which is in use in German registration offices and more than 60 large-scale governmental projects worldwide. Also, more and more private businesses opt for fingerprint systems, making passwords and PIN-codes dispensable.
80 employees at DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH develop methods for biometric identification of person, helping to improve security standards worldwide. Thanks to its innovative talent DERMALOG is growing 15 per cent faster than the average biometics company. Thus, DERMALOG is well prepared to double its staff within the next three years. As a result, DERMALOG has been awarded the 'Top 100 - innovative medium sized businesses' prize. DERMALOG's CEO Günther Mull is happy about the award: "For us it as never been only about creative ideas and innovative ways of thinking, but also about passion. This award shows that it is well worth to focus on our strengts as a team on order to develop innovative products."
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, scientific director of the "Top 100" award and professor for entrepreneurship and innovations at teh Vienna University of Economics and Business ephasizes that especially for medium-sized businesses innovations are the primary succes factor. In order to realize them it takes creativity, flexibility and the ability for quick execution. Medium-sized businesses that focus their strategy and organisation strictly on the goal of innovation have essential advantages compared to big corporations, which often lack of flexibility.