There were 39 Japanese companies that made 2014’s top 100 most innovative organisations list, compared to 35 American firms, according to a 2014 Global Innovators list released by Thomson Reuters, a global financial news and information provider.
So more than one-third of the most innovative companies allegedly come from Japan, while Canada had one (BlackBerry)!
Somehow BlackBerry — yes BlackBerry made the cut?
The struggling cell phone maker, once dominated the smartphone space, but now its market share is less than 1% of the worldwide market, yet this is the 2nd straight year Blackberry was included on the list.
First launched in 2011, the list has been compiled on four patent-related criteria: overall patent volume, patent approval success rate, global reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidenced by citations.
Here’s the full list of the 2014 top 100 global innovators:
|3M Company||Furukawa Electric||Novartis|
|Advanced Micro Devices||Hewlett-Packard||Oracle|
|Alcatel-Lucent||Honda Motor Company||Philips|
|Asahi Glass||IFP Energies Nouvelles||Safran|
|BlackBerry||Johnson & Johnson||SanDisk|
|BOSCH||Kobe Steel||Seiko Epson|
|Brother Industries||Komatsu|| Semiconductor Energy|
|Casio Computer||LG Electronics||Shin-Etsu Chemical|
| CNRS, The French National|
Center for Scientific
| Commissariat a l’Energie|
|Covidien||MediaTek||Sumitomo Rubber Industries|
|Dow Chemical Company||Microsoft||TE Connectivity|
|DuPont||Mitsubishi Electric||Texas Instruments|
|Emerson|| Mitsubishi Heavy|
|ETRI||NGK Spark Plug||Toyota Motor Corporation|
|Freescale Semiconductor|| Nippon Steel & Sumitomo|
|FUJIFILM||Nissan Motor Company||Yamaha Corporation|
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