TOP 100: BGS once again named innovation champion

For the second time in a row, BGS was named TOP 100 innovator in the TOP 100 innovation competition. In the scientific selection procedure, our company convinced the jury in the size class B (51 – 200 employees), especially in the category “Innovation to promote top management”. BGS whose technology is employed both in the sterilization of medical devices amongst other things, and in the refinement of plastics, is currently involved in numerous development projects in the areas of lightweight construction and recycling.

“The TOP 100 award is a great opportunity for us to further raise awareness for our technology,” explains BGS Managing Director Dr. Andreas Ostrowicki. Taking a look at the innovations of the future, he sees great potential in replacing metals by processed plastics, for example, in the engine compartment of motor vehicles or in fuel cells. “Numerous R&D projects are currently running in the area of radiation crosslinking. Whether it involves weight reduction and lightweight construction, dealing with strong electrical currents, batteries or new production processes: The materials used are exposed to high temperatures and have to withstand extreme conditions. Radiation crosslinking can provide solutions for numerous applications now and in the future.”

In addition, the TOP 100 innovator is increasingly underlining the topic of sustainability. In this respect, BGS is presently collaborating on a process with the Technical University of Berlin, the University of Aalen and the partner nylon polymers for mechanical recycling of radiation crosslinked thermoplastics; the first results are expected in 2021.

About the TOP 100 competition

Since 1993, compamedia GmbH has awarded the TOP 100 seal of approval to small and medium-sized enterprises for outstanding innovative strength and above-average innovation achievements. Professor Dr. Nikolaus Franke has been scientific director since 2002. Dr. Franke is the founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Mentor of TOP 100 is the science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Project partners are the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (BVMW). As media partners, manager magazin, impulse and W&V support the comparisons between the companies. More information at