Award for Innovation and Quality

Call for entries to the 2018 Baden-Wuerttemberg Competence Award for Innovation and Quality

For industry in Baden-Wuerttemberg to develop competitive skills of a global standard, two factors are important: a particular ability to innovate among business enterprises and high quality expectations. The Baden-Wuerttemberg Competence Award honors outstanding contributions and achievements and encourages companies to innovate more and exploit their full potential to deliver quality. The prize, which will be awarded for the eleventh time in 2018, stems from an initiative started by P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG and the TQU GROUP, an enterprise from the Steinbeis Network.

The competence prize is awarded annually at Control, the international quality assurance trade show in Stuttgart. The prize is awarded under the patronage of Steinbeis. The next award ceremony will take place on April 24, 2018 and companies and organizations based in Baden-Wuerttemberg are invited to apply for the award by February 10, 2018. Eligibility for the prize is subject to strict requirements, and a strong entrepreneurial drive and innovative spirit alone will not be sufficient. Ever since it was introduced in 2008, the aim has been more about rewarding companies that bridge the gap between innovation and quality, integrating this into their everyday business, and demonstrably leveraging their efforts with a positive outcome.


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Helmut Bayer
TQU Business GmbH (Ulm)