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
Shin-Etsu Chemical Japan Chemicals and materials
x Winner
SK Telecom South Korea Telecommunications
x Winner
Sony Japan Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
TDK Japan Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
TE Connectivity Switzerland Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
Tencent China, Mainland Software, media, fintech
x Winner
Texas Instruments United States Semiconductors
x Winner
Thales France Aerospace and defense
x Winner
Toshiba Japan Electronics and computing equipment, Hardware & Electronics
x Winner
Toyota Japan Automotive
x Winner
University of California United States Government and academic research
x Winner
Xerox United States Electronics and computing equipment
x Winner
Xiaomi China, Mainland Telecommunications
x Winner
Xilinx United States Semiconductors
x Winner
Yaskawa Electric Japan Industrial systems
x Winner
Yazaki Japan Automotive
x Winner

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