Starting in 2009, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (better known as the KvK in Dutch) organizes the KVK Innovation Award of the Year. In this context, an expert jury chooses the top 100 most innovative companies in the Netherlands every year.
The finalists of the KVK innovation award 2020
On Thursday 26 November 2020, the Chamber of Commerce announced the names of the companies that have won a place on the 15th edition of the KVK Innovation Top 100. And yes, Undiemeister® is in the top 100 of the Netherlands!
The Chamber of Commerce reports on its website that a panel of innovation experts made the selection from nearly 400 entries, each of which wanted to be listed in the annual KVK Innovation Top 100. Only 25% of all applications made this selection. The experts assessed all nominations for their impact on the industry and society, originality, availability and realised turnover and growth potential.
Innovation drives growth
The Chamber of Commerce says the following about innovation on its website: “Innovation drives growth. Recent research conducted by KVK among the entrepreneurs from the 14 editions of the KVK Innovation Top 100 shows that for more than three-quarters of the entrepreneurs, the innovation they held onto at that time is still part of their business strategy.
Three quarters of the entrepreneurs also stated that innovation has increased their competitive position and that turnover has increased. This is the case for 72%. Profit and productivity increase by 57%. At just over half the number of employees has increased and exports have increased”.
Undiemeister has a CO2 neutral fabric called Mellowood®.
The choice for Undiemeister® is because of the way in which we have our special fabric, Mellowood®, made, as CO2 neutral as possible. Of course the great properties of Mellowood® round out the whole sum.
The 9-member jury is chaired by Ruud Koornstra, and will announce the exact listing of each company in the KVK Innovation Top 100 during an exciting countdown on 21 January 2021.
Undiemeister® is incredibly pleased with this recognition and especially proud to be one of the few textile companies to have conquered a place in the top 100, among many entries from the ICT, food & agriculture and the creative industry.