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
Nike United States Consumer goods and food
x Winner
Nippon Steel Japan Mining and metals
x Winner
Nissan Japan Automotive
x Winner
Nokia Finland Telecommunications
x Winner
NortonLifeLock United States Software, media, fintech
x Winner
Novartis Switzerland Pharmaceuticals
x Winner
NTT Japan Telecommunications
x Winner
NXP Semiconductors Netherlands Semiconductors
x Winner
Omron Japan Semiconductors
x Winner
Oracle United States Software, media, fintech
x Winner
Panasonic Japan Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
Philips Netherlands Medical and biotechnology
x Winner
Qorvo United States Telecommunications
x Winner
Qualcomm United States Telecommunications
x Winner
Quanta Computer Taiwan Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
Raytheon United States Aerospace and defense
x Winner
Renesas Electronics Japan Semiconductors
x Winner
Roche Switzerland Pharmaceuticals
x Winner
Saint-Gobain France Chemicals and materials
x Winner
Samsung South Korea Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
Schneider Electric France Energy and electrical
x Winner

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