The Stifterverband, one of Germany’s largest private research funders, has awarded Mayer & Cie. its Innovative by Research seal in recognition of the company’s commitment to research and development. Areas evaluated included in-house and bought-in research and development spending, the number of employees working in research and development and the regional distribution of research facilities. The Stifterverband calculates these key indicators every year to quantify the country’s technological and innovatory performance.