Clarivate Analytics has announced its highly anticipated list of 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators. The annual report highlights the most successful organizations in the world that are active in innovation through research and development, protection of their IP and the achievement of commercial success. Knowledge Speak brought this news to us in their article, “Clarivate Analytics names 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators.”

Forty-five Asian companies appear on 2017 list, a 15% increase over 2016. North America runs second with 36 companies appearing on the list. Interestingly enough, Facebook is a newcomer to this list, joining veterans like Apple, Boeing, and Microsoft.

Top 100 Global Innovators is in its 7th year. They track innovation based on patent data-driven analysis from Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI). The index provides editorially enhanced, authoritative and accurate patent data, and is trusted by more than 40 patent offices worldwide.

The criteria used to determine the Top 100 Global Innovators include volume, success, globalization, and influence.

Melody K. Smith

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