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
x Winner
ABB Switzerland Industrial systems
x Winner
Abbott United States Pharmaceuticals
x Winner
AGC Japan Chemicals and materials
x Winner
Aisin Seiki Japan Automotive
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
Arm United Kingdom Semiconductors
x Winner
ASUS Taiwan Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
AT&T United States Telecommunications
x Winner
BASF Germany Chemicals and materials
x Winner
Bayer Germany Pharmaceuticals
x Winner
BD United States Medical and biotechnology
x Winner
BlackBerry Canada Telecommunications
x Winner
Boeing United States Aerospace and defense
x Winner
BorgWarner United States Automotive
x Winner
Bose United States Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
Boston Scientific United States Medical and biotechnology
x Winner
Bristol Myers Squibb United States Pharmaceuticals
x Winner

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