Nanotec Electronic GmbH & Co. KG, manufacturer of motion control solutions based in Feldkirchen near Munich, Germany, has received the 2021 Top 100 award. This award honors especially innovative small- and medium-sized enterprises.\rFor the competition, scientist Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and his team examined the innovative capacity of the applicants. The researchers based their evaluation on approximately 120 test criteria from five categories: innovation-friendly senior-management, climate of innovation, innovative processes and organization, outward looking\/open innovation and successful innovation. \rNanotec was participating in the competition for the first time and convinced the jurors with its innovation management. Founded in 1991, the company is today among the market leaders in the field of electrical motion control. The motors and motor controllers from Nanotec are used primarily in automation technology, laboratory automation and medical engineering. New application areas are currently being developed in intralogistics and service robotics.