Resato wins Erasmus Innovation Award 2015
Based on the results of the Erasmus Competition and Innovation Monitor 2015 Resato International has been named the most innovative company of the Netherlands. This organization will also receive the Erasmus Innovation Award 2015 on November 19, 2015 Reviews during the "Innovation Festival 2015" in the Rotterdam Science Tower from Jan Peter Balkenende.
Resato International develops and manufactures components and systems in the field of high-pressure applications. One of These solutions is, for example, the ACM waterjet. The high pressure solutions of the company are used in numerous industries like the oil & gas, marine and chemical industries.
Director Ton Driessen is delighted with the award: "I'm still trembling a bit! it was exciting, I'm very pleased!"
The company scores above average on several indicators of innovation. the jury praises "the combination of the company to enter both new solutions and new markets." This includes for example the development of the ACM waterjet whereby Resato is one of the few parties - worldwide - who is producing such a solutions in-house. One judge called the company "a hidden champion of the Dutch industry." The change from a product-oriented to a more market-oriented organization has not gone unnoticed in the decision.
According to jury member Henk Volberda Resato deserves the prize for more then just the products it provides. "The company invests a lot in research and development, and they have an innovative business organization with room for initiatives and ideas from employees," he says on Dutch Radio 1.
The jury indicated that Resato International "is an important employer in the North of the country." Professor Volberda, jury president, says the company is one of the best examples of social innovation: room for personal initiative of employees, room for error, knowledge sharing and learning are high on the agenda at Resato. All in all, the winner of the Erasmus Innovation Award 2015 is an example of how changes in technology and the organization complement each other.
Hanskamp Agrotech, TrackJack and Young Capital are leading examples of innovative businesses. Based on data from the Erasmus Competition and Innovation Monitor 2015, desk research and interviews with the companies they were nominated along with Resato International for the Erasmus Innovation Award 2015.
The jury for choosing the winner of the Erasmus Innovation Award 2015 consisted of:
- Thomas Grosfeld - Specialist Innovation and Top Sectors Policy of VNO-NCW
- Mariette Hamer - Chairman of the Social-Economic Council
- Theo Koster - Director of NEVAT
- Bert Leeftink - Director-General Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Economic Affairs
- Frans van den Bosch, Professor of Management Interaction between Organizations and Environment at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)
- Henk Volberda - Professor of Strategic Management & Enterprise at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)
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