Inspire employees for innovation, excellence, and sustainability

A successful culture of innovation also includes valuing new ideas. Every year, Heraeus honors employees and teams whose ideas create products, improve processes, or solve critical issues for customers.

"Our employees are the engine of innovation and excellence. We want to recognize and celebrate the passion and achievements of our teams," says André Kobelt, member of the Board of Managing Directors of the Heraeus Holding.

The internal award was launched in 2002 as an innovation award – in 2016, the categories were expanded. Heraeus is thus taking an expanded understanding of innovation into account. In addition to in-house research and development projects, open innovation approaches are also valued, as are projects that address market challenges.

Heraeus recognizes innovative products and projects at different stages of maturity in the value chain, with an additional focus on excellence in sustainability, as well as commercial and administrative excellence.

The five award categories at a glance

In 2022, 83 projects from 16 countries were submitted. Heraeus celebrates the presentation of the awards in a festive setting – since 2020 in a digital event. Last year, more than 1,000 Heraeus employees took part in the online event.

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As a portfolio company, Heraeus consists of various Global Business Units that share the common goal of promoting the success and growth of its customers. This requires bold thinking, a commitment to excellence, and a relentless focus on innovation. These core values are also the pillars of the annual "Heraeus Awards".