Every year since 2011, the Top 100 Global Innovators report has identified companies and institutions around the globe that are at the heart of innovation, based on the number of patents filed and granted, as well as their international influence and extent of protection. This year the rankings were published for the first time by Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters.
With 10 French organizations among the world’s 100 leading innovators in 2016, France remains third in the world and in first place in Europe, with three R&D centers (CNRS, CES, IPF Energies Nouvelles), and seven companies (Alstom, Arkema, Safran, Saint-Gobain, Thales, Valeo, and Total) making the list.
France’s pro-active innovation policy, underpinned by the research tax credit, continues to bear fruit, with France’s excellent performance in the standings reflecting the high level of government and business investment in R&D and innovation.
If you’d like to find out more, click here to read a summary (in French) of the report’s key points prepared by Business France.