The Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators™ is a program produced annually by the Derwent™ team at Clarivate™ to identify and celebrate companies and research institutions at the very top of the global innovation ecosystem. Using the same methodology every year, we measure the patented ideas of over 14,000 entities for their levels of investment, impact and quality. This year, using a series of threshold tests, we identified the candidates that could be on the pathway to inclusion and the trends among them. Find out who these candidates are in our new report.
The very nature of innovation is profound, but can be convoluted and difficult. Innovators build a culture of generating new ideas and casting them in patent form. They succeed in creating new value from ingenuity.
Our Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators program identifies and celebrates these innovators at the pinnacle of the global innovation ecosystem. We use the same methodology – patent grant success, downstream citation influence on others, and the level of major market cross-protection – every year. This year’s report revealed a rapidly fragmenting innovation landscape. Through our analysis, we noticed the companies and institutions that change their rank over time, even though they do not form part of our Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators list.
Pathway to the Top 100
This year, using a series of selection criteria with no limit placed on a specific number, we identified 24 candidates that could be on the pathway to the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators list. The 24 organizations identified represent seven countries/regions.
These organizations have one thing in common: the ability to fully exploit ideas for revenue and real-world use. If these organizations do make the list, we will see several firsts. Among our 24 candidates, several also reflect continuing trends seen in the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators list.
“24 candidates could be on the pathway to the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators list”
Selection as an innovator to watch
Candidates are not previously included in a Top 100 ranking.
Their average rise since 2017 needs to be greater than their current gap to the Top 100.
- In range
They are ranked in the Top 250 in 2020.
Getting in and staying in
Competition for inclusion in the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators is getting tougher. So is staying in, as the ratios required for inclusion have been increasing each year. For those on the pathway to the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators, the challenge is more difficult than ever before.
The Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020 report showed that space at the top of the innovation ecosystem is getting tight. The scale of new ideas is rising fast and competition among innovators is intense. This means that organizations have to think hard about the protection of their inventions.
Getting in and staying in will require continued and concerted effort on not just patent filing activity, but discerning selection and protection.
Download Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators: Innovators to watch to learn more.
Interested in more research from the Derwent team? Read about this year’s Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators, or our recent analysis of the bioplastics innovation landscape.