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Exploration and Innovation street signs

The 5th annual Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators showcasing the world’s 100 most innovative organizations is available.

Each year, the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators program recognizes the world’s leading companies, industries and regions. The innovators are identified annually through a series of trusted patent-related metrics that get to the essence of what it means to be truly innovative.  All rankings are based on an overall score including patent volume, success, globalization and impact. View the full list and other valuable insights here.

Of the top 10 innovative organizations from the 100, seven come from the US (including 3M Company, Abbott Laboratories, and Amazon) one is from Japan (Aisin Seiki), and two are from France (Alcatel-Lucent and Alstom).

An excellent video with experts and industry leaders discussing open innovation, funding, and collaborative role academia and corporate play in bringing new ideas to life is available.The topic of discussion is based around ‘How to spark innovation and make it grow‘. The discussion focuses on both educational institutions and corporate entities working in the field of innovation. Although the video is just over an hour, it’s well worth listening to.

Image ‘Exploration Innovation’ by Missy SchmidtCC BY 2.0




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