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
Casio Computer Japan Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
China Academy of Telecommunications Technology China, Mainland Government and academic research
x Winner
Cisco United States Telecommunications
x Winner
Corning United States Industrial systems
x Winner
Daikin Industries Japan Industrial systems
x Winner
Dolby Laboratories United States Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
Dow United States Chemicals and materials
x Winner
Emerson Electric United States Industrial systems
x Winner
Ericsson Sweden Telecommunications
x Winner
Facebook United States Software, media, fintech
x Winner
Foxconn Taiwan Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Germany Government and academic research
x Winner
FujiFilm Japan Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
Fujitsu Japan Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
Furukawa Electric Japan Energy and electrical
x Winner
GE United States Industrial conglomerate
x Winner
Google United States Software, media, fintech
x Winner
Hitachi Japan Industrial conglomerate
x Winner
Honda Japan Automotive
x Winner
Honeywell United States Industrial systems
x Winner
HP United States Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner

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