The award, which is valid for two years, honors companies "that show a special commitment to research and development", as the association states.

"Research and development are the heart of a technology leader. We are delighted to be once again be honored with this award. We see this as an incentive to further advance worldwide innovation through research and development at ebm-papst," emphasizes Dr. Stephan Arnold, Group Managing Director for Research & Development and Purchasing of the ebm-papst Group.

To expand its technological leadership and bring innovations to the market, the ebm-papst Group invests millions in research and development every year. Under "GreenIntelligence", the fan and drive specialist is already marketing intelligently networkable solutions. These are characterized by maximum energy efficiency and the advantages of digital networking.

With its think tank ebm-papst neo in Dortmund, the family-owned company has further expanded its research activities in the area of digitalization and the development of new business models. This "think tank" is intended to continuously bring innovations to the market. In addition, ebm-papst cooperates with numerous universities and research institutes, such as the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences and the University of Stuttgart.