Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators program recognizes the 100 most innovative companies in the world, according to a series of patent-related metrics that get to the essence of what it means to be truly innovative.
The 2011 “EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard” presents economic and financial data of the world’s top 1400 companies ranked by their investments in research and development (R&D). The Scoreboard collects information on the top 1000 EU
The Global Innovation Index 2011 ranks 125 countries/economies across the world in terms of their innovation capabilities and results. The Report highlights those countries that achieve more innovation outputs surmounting weaknesses from the input side – the efficient innovators – and those that lag behind in fulfilling their innovation potential. Innovation performances are analyzed in reference to the income and regional groups.
The US State Technology and Science Index, published by Milken Institute, provides a nationwide benchmark for states to assess their science and technology capabilities, and whether they have the ecosystems for converting those capabilities into companies and high-paying jobs.
Based on the previous European Innovation Scoreboard, this new tool is meant to help monitor the implementation of the Innovation Union by providing a comparative assessment of the innovation performance of the EU27 Member States and the relative strengths and weaknesses of their research and innovation systems.
The World Bank’s Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. It includes more than 2,000 indicators from countries around the world, including hundreds that go back 50 years.
Japanese companies rise to the top of IEEE Spectrum’s Patent Power 2010 rankings. Based on data from 2009, out of the 323 leading organizations in the scorecards, 65 (20 percent) are Japanese. This percentage is markedly higher than in the 2007 scorecards, in which 45 out of 319 companies (14 percent) were Japanese.