GORACON has climbed the ranks to be included as one of the best in the innovation competition and was therefore honored by the mentor of the 26th edition of the competition, Ranga Yogeshwar, scientific director Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, and compamedia GmbH in Frankfurt’s Jahrhunderthalle Congress Center.
Using a scientific system, TOP 100 evaluates the innovation management of SMEs. More than 3,600 German SMEs were evaluated by experts based on 120 fixed criteria concerning flexibility, customer orientation, research and development, patents, decision-making processes, fluctuation, and more. In the independent selection procedure, GORACON proved a convincing winner thanks to its success in innovation and scored the best result: an A+.
As a TOP 100 enterprise, GORACON offers chair guidance systems as well as individual facility furnishings and specializes in the redesign or new planning of plenary halls, lecture halls, schools, sports facilities, and individually tailored conference rooms. At GORACON, everything is handled as one system and comes from a single source: This includes ceiling, wall, and floor systems as well as complete furnishing and seating arrangements – not to mention innovative chair guidance systems, which are of particular importance.
The chair guidance system allows the sitting position to be vertically and horizontally adjusted.. Afterwards, the chair slides back into its starting position to ensure that it is in a safe and orderly state.
Those who have to remain seated for long periods appreciate this level of comfort. These include members of the state parliaments of Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Baden-Württemberg (and Rhineland-Palatinate in the near future, too). These days, they are able to debate from a much more comfortable position. VIP guests, reporters, and wheelchair users in Münster, Fürth, and Frankfurt also benefit from the creative and innovative ideas of the Steinfurt-based company.
TOP 100: The Competition
Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal to SMEs for special innovativeness and above-average success. The scientific oversight has since 2002 been in the hands of Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke,founder and Chairman of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The TOP 100 mentor is science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Project partners include the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung and the BVMW. The manager magazin, im-pulse, and W&V support the company-based comparison as media partners. More information is available at www.top100.de.