Celebrating excellence

Each year, we identify and celebrate the world’s 100 most innovative organizations.

Using our advanced Derwent patent solutions, our expert analysts dive beyond patent activity to measure patterns of ingenuity, likelihood of success and the strength of companies’ innovation culture.

Innovation in 2021 has an increased urgency and a heightened need. The organizations included in our 10-year anniversary list are leaders in driving economic recovery and growth, well placed to solve some of the world’s most complex problems.

Here are the Top 100 Global Innovators 2021.

Explore organization records in the list view below, or filter by industry, region, year or honor. Read more about this year’s list in the new report.

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Innovator Region/Country Industry Recognition
3M United States Chemicals and materials
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ABB Switzerland Industrial systems
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Abbott United States Pharmaceuticals
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Adidas Germany Consumer goods and food
x Winner
Advanced Micro Devices United States Semiconductors
x Winner
AGC Japan Chemicals and materials
x Winner
Air Products United States Chemicals and materials
x Winner
Airbus France Aerospace and defense
x Winner
Aisin Seiki Japan Automotive
x Winner
Alcatel-Lucent France Telecommunications
x Winner
Alcon,Inc United States Manufacturing & Medical
x Winner
Alfa Laval Sweden Industrial systems
x Winner
Alibaba China, Mainland Software, media, fintech
x Winner
Alstom France Energy and electrical
x Winner
Altera United States Semiconductors
x Winner
Amazon United States Software, media, fintech
x Winner
AMD United States Semiconductors
x Winner
Analog Devices United States Semiconductors
x Winner
Apple United States Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
Applied Materials, Inc United States Industrial systems
x Winner
ArcellorMittal India Mining and metals
x Winner

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