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NDI Europe Recognized as a Leading Innovator with Top 100 Award

Radolfzell, Germany ­– June 30, 2017 – NDI Europe GmbH, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of advanced 3D measurement and tracking technology systems, is honoured to have been named one of the 2017 Top 100 innovative companies in Germany (in the medium-sized enterprise category).

The winning companies were selected by an independent panel of judges for their well-structured innovative processes, favourable innovative climate, and exceptional innovative outcomes. The Top 100 awards were presented by science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar, Professor Nikolas Franke (of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration), and compamedia in a ceremony at the deutschen Mittelstand summit in Essen. In particular, the judges praised NDI Europe for its innovative processes and the success of its innovation.

With this recognition, NDI Europe joins an impressive rank of small and medium-sized German enterprises: of the winning companies, 101 are market leaders in Germany, and 26 are global market leaders. NDI Europe can claim the latter designation. It develops and manufactures the Aurora® electromagnetic tracking solution, which is integrated into the world’s top OEM medical 3D navigation systems.

This tracking technology is incorporated into OEM customer applications that require exceptionally accurate and precise tool navigation; for example, cardiology, ENT surgery, and endoscopy. Customers range from innovative start-ups to multinational medical technology companies.

“We work very closely with our customers to align product development to specific medical OEM applications,” says CEO Manfred Schmid, who devotes around 60 per cent of his working time to innovation. The company has 68 employees, of which almost half work on improving Aurora and fulfilling specific customer requirements full-time.

Focusing product strategy on the optimal integration of the technology into clinical workflows has been a deciding success factor for NDI Europe, which has seen annual growth of around 30 per cent since 2012. The company’s innovative culture and environment is underscored by a passion to drive new product developments, and push the technological boundaries of the medical OEM market.


About The Top 100 Competition

Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the Top 100 seal of approval to SMEs with a particular ability to innovate and above-average success rates for innovations. Professor Nikolaus Franke has coordinated the project since 2002. He is the founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is one of the world’s leading innovation researchers and has won 18 science awards and published over 200 articles. The Top 100 is mentored by science journalist and television presenter Ranga Yogeshwar and organized in partnership with the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the German Association for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (BVMW). Further information is available at: https://www.top100.de/die-top-innovatoren/2017/ndi-europe-gmbh.html


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NDI is a global-leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced 3D measurement systems, with over 45,000 installations worldwide. For over 35 years, our optical measurement and electromagnetic tracking solutions have been trusted by the world’s foremost OEMs, organizations, and institutes in academia, medicine, industry, and simulation. Our integrated and standalone technologies are the basis of the most progressive research and clinical applications in the markets we serve. From neuroscience research to instrument tracking; from aeronautics design to manufacturing quality assurance, NDI solutions are used whenever best-in-class measurement accuracy, precision, and reliability are required. www.ndigital.com