Excellent innovation work: PreciPoint receives TOP 100 seal of approval
In terms of corporate management and innovation, PreciPoint is at the top. PreciPoint convinced in the TOP 100 competition as a think tank and was awarded the TOP 100 seal 2022. Only particularly innovative medium-sized companies are awarded this distinction. PreciPoint entered the innovation competition TOP 100 2022 for the first time and was able to convince right from the start. A total of 436 medium-sized companies applied.
TOP 100 is a team effort
“We won this award because we have a great team working together to make surgical and clinical cancer diagnostics more effective and efficient,” says Dominik Gerber, Managing Director of PreciPoint. Together with Nicolas Weiss, he heads the company, which has been headquartered in Freising since 2009. “Our contribution is the digitalisation of microscopy and laboratory workflows. Because where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live,” says Weiss. Pathology is currently in a transition phase towards digitisation: “But it is not enough to buy equipment that digitises samples. To make pathology fit for the future, everyone involved in the process must be involved and new technologies must be established in the work processes.” At the moment, PreciPoint is developing its first medical device, which should receive approval this year: the iO:M8 – ROSE. The microscope can be used specifically for intraoperative consultations. It enables simple and fast collaborative work among medical professionals and facilitates obtaining a second opinion.
Winning the scientific selection process
To receive a TOP 100 seal, a company must go through a scientific selection process. On behalf of compamedia, the organiser of the comparison, innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and his team examined PreciPoint in more than 100 innovation indicators from five categories: Top Management Promoting Innovation, Innovation Climate, Innovative Processes and Organisation, External Orientation/Open Innovation and Innovation Success. In principle, the TOP 100 analysis is about the question of whether a company’s innovations are just a product of chance or are systematically planned and thus repeatable in the future. Special weighting is given to the question of whether and how innovations and product improvements succeed on the market.
TOP 100: the competition
Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal of approval for special innovative strength and above-average innovation success to medium-sized companies. Since 2002, the scientific management has been in the hands of Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke. Franke is the founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. With 25 research awards and over 200 publications, he is one of the leading innovation researchers internationally. The mentor of TOP 100 is the science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Project partners are the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the BVMW association of medium-sized businesses. The magazines manager magazin and impulse accompany the company comparison as media partners. More information and registration at www.top100.de.