Why should you take part?

  • Increase visibility of your business: Your project will find reference in our marketing campaigns including mailings, reports, evaluations and press releases and will therefore spread the word about your outstanding performance internationally
  • Boost your project: Foster enthusiasm and prestige of your efforts among your colleagues, employees, management and team members
  • Help a good cause: we.CONECT will select a charity on behalf of the winners and exclusively donate € 1,000 to support their individual projects
  • CiMi.CON Award
  • Review
  • Charity
  • T&Cs

When was the last time you have gone above and beyond for something you truly enjoyed doing? Not many projects that come your way probably grab your entire attention and make you put in the extra work to exceed expectations and meet the set targets. And what does dedication, commitment and tenacity deserve? Exactly, recognition and a true celebration!

Presented by we.CONECT, the prestigious CiMi.CON Award exclusively recognises, celebrates and honours exceptional projects in the following categories:

  1. CI Projects & Strategies: Has your CI project or strategy proven excellence in getting one step ahead of your competition? Then mobilize your team now and send us your application!
  2. Tools & Software: You have successfully implemented or developed an innovative tool/software with great impact on CI & MI performance? Get your efforts honored and apply!
  3. Strategic Process Innovations: Are you leading your company forward with strategic process innovation to increase your competitive edge?

What’s in it for you?
• Shine and increase the visibility of your project and business
• Boost your project and foster enthusiasm of your efforts among your colleagues, employees, management and team members
• Help a good cause as we will select a charity on behalf of the winners and exclusively donate € 1,000 to support their individual projects
• Celebrate your achievements and the hard work you have put in
• Share your success with the entire CiMi.CON Community

Official Award Ceremony 2018
We are inviting all corporate intelligence minds to apply with their competitive and market intelligence concepts for a unique chance to showcase their outstanding achievements. Based on all entries, the jury will select 3 finalists in each category, who will get the exclusive chance to present their project during the official award ceremony and networking dinner in Berlin. All winners will not only receive a certificate and a trophy, but we.CONECT will also donate € 1,000 to a charity on their behalf.

Award key dates
Application deadline: May 18, 2018
Announcement of nominees: June 2018
Award ceremony: July 3, 2018

CiMi.CON Award Winner 2017

Three companies made it into the final, after having submitted the most convincing CI / MI projects, and briefly pitched the audience, before being awarded with an exclusive trophy and certificate.

Congratulations to the winner of the CiMi.CON Award 2017: LEMO SA with their ‘Shape the Future Challenge’. The project, which encourages cross-functional collaboration for innovation, is a smashing success for the company and helps to create a safe and open space for dialogue in which employees could express and test their ideas, collaboratively develop and improve them to shape future challenges. Moderator Joost Drieman from we.CONECT’s business partner M-Brain had the pleasure to welcome Mathieu Menet on stage. LEMO’s Innovation Manager finally convinced the audience and was therefore awarded the 1st place trophy and 1,000 € which were donated to the charity organization GermanNow!, an initiative that offers free German language lessons for migrants and refugees.

A deserving second place went to Philips Healthcare for the development of a whole new CI program called ‘Win More’. It brings insights of competitive counter value differentiation to the sales force, thereby helping to defend price strategies and win more business. The team around Loon Lee achieved to reach their sales force worldwide and support value-based selling to prevent price erosion and help protect margin of businesses.

The third winner was Brandon Warshaw from PepsiCo who presented the company’s ‘Global Savory Category Growth & Mix Influencers Analysis’. The project identified key global trends impacting snack consumption, making it possible to understand the effects of economic and cultural shifts by decon-structing their impacts on category growth and composition. This enabled global and regional/local teams to collaboratively develop strategies that have positioned PepsiCo’s global snacks portfolio to capture opportunities and mitigate challenges over the next 5 years.

Supporting a good cause is at the very heart of our ambitions. Throughout the years we have carefully researched and selected charities that are close to our heart and deserve special recognition.

Charity Partner 2017

DKMS is a not for profit organization and was founded on May 28, 1991, by a private initiative and due to the blood cancer patient Mechtild Harf. With more than 7.1 million registered stem cell donors and international locations like Germany, the USA, Poland, Spain, and the UK, the DKMS family is the largest association of stem cell donor centers worldwide. At the present time, at least 18 DKMS members donate stem cells for blood cancer patients around the world each and every day.

Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer in Germany. Whether children or adults – no one is safe from this disease but with the donation of stem cells, we may be able to defeat blood cancer. For a transplant of stem cells to be successful, the patient’s and donor’s tissue characteristics need  to be an almost exact match – which is a challenge, since the probability of finding a perfect match lies anywhere between 1 in 20,000 and 1 in several millions. Therefore we need to get as many people as possible registered, to increase the chances of finding a matching donor for every blood cancer patient.

In principle, anyone between 17 and 55 years of age can be registered as a potential stem cell donor. The most important thing is that you are physically fit, do not suffer from any chronic diseases, and you don’t belong to any risk groups. Your tissue characteristics are determined by just using a simple swab from the inside of your cheek or by a blood sample. After providing DKMS with your swabs or blood samples and your signed consent form, you can be a part of the DKMS family – and get the opportunity to give a blood cancer patient a second chance at life. Individuals as well as entire families, companies, associations, and many celebrities have joined us in serving a good cause – with more and more signing up each and every day.

Terms and Conditions

  • All details must be submitted in English
  • A company may nominate more than one project for the award
  • The jury will only consider applicants who have completed the award application with all required details and will nominate projects for each category
  • Solution providers and consultants are not admitted for application. However, they may encourage their customers to apply or suggest possible candidates
  • All nominees will be asked to prepare a 2 minute-long video or presentation showcasing their project. Style, format and content can be based on individual / corporate design. The video / presentation will be shown live on stage at the award ceremony on July 3, 2018
  • We reserve the right to publish your project under your name and company name respectively. It is therefore advisable to ensure that all submissions are fully approved by your organisation before applying
  • Besides being used for evaluation-purposes, the information provided by applicants may be published in further channels (website/portal/social media) by we.CONECT
  • No applications for the CiMi.CON Award 2018 will be considered after the deadline May 2, 2018
  • By submitting your application, you agree to the terms & conditions of we.CONECT