Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators
The 5th annual Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators showcasing the world’s 100 most innovative organizations by analyzing patent and citation data across four main criteria: volume, success, globalization and influence. Top 100’s commitment to innovation and dedication to ongoing R&D are drivers of economic success, not only for them but also for the countries in which they reside
The major findings of the research are the following:
- Economic Impact & Findings: The 2015 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators are a creative and successful group. Together they generated more than 429 trillion in revenue (in local currency) and invested more than 20 trillion in R&D (local currency) in 2014. They are the organizations leading us into the future, by innovating, protecting their inventions with IP rights and commercializing them. Without them, our world would be a very different place.
- Geographic Breakout: The 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators hail from three continents and comprise eleven countries. Just two countries account for 75 percent of the list: Japan and the US, making them the true innovation hubs of the world. The remaining nine countries include Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan The majority of the nations in our world are absent from hosting even one of the world’s leading innovators.
- Industry Breakout: Industry representation across the 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator companies covers all of the same industries as in 2014, as well as three new ones: Electrical Power, Imaging and Oil & Gas. The biggest year-over-year jumps were made in Chemicals, Media Internet Search & Navigation Systems, and Oil & Gas.