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
Huawei China, Mainland Telecommunications
x Winner
Immersion United States Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
Intel United States Semiconductors
x Winner
ITRI Taiwan Government and academic research
x Winner
Johnson & Johnson United States Pharmaceuticals
x Winner
Johnson Controls United States Industrial systems
x Winner
KAIST South Korea Government and academic research
x Winner
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Japan Industrial systems
x Winner
Kinpo Electronics Taiwan Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
KLA Corporation United States Semiconductors
x Winner
Kobe Steel Japan Mining and metals
x Winner
Komatsu Japan Industrial systems
x Winner
LG Electronics South Korea Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
LS ELECTRIC South Korea Energy and electrical
x Winner
Medtronic United States Medical and biotechnology
x Winner
Microchip Technology United States Semiconductors
x Winner
Microsoft United States Software, media, fintech
x Winner
Mitsubishi Electric Japan Energy and electrical
x Winner
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Japan Industrial systems
x Winner
NEC Japan Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
Nichia Japan Chemicals and materials
x Winner

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