The Industry Award honours the most advanced companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland which provide especially high ecological, economical and technological benefits. More than 1,200 companies applied for the prize in 2013. The prize is awarded mutually by Huber Verlag für Neue Medien (a publishing house) and the Initiative Mittelstand (an SMB initiative). AppTec participated in the competition for the first time and presented the 30-man jury the Enterprise Mobile Manager 2013. It impressed the judges greatly, meaning that it won, in a group comprising more than 1,200 submitted applications.