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Reuters names top 100 global innovators

By NexChange

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Thomson Reuters has announced its top 100 global innovators for 2015. The fifth annual award is given to companies that have at least 100 unique inventions patented over the most recent five-year period, have a global presence, and be rated for success and influence by Reuters' metrics.

Of the winners, 75% come from the U.S. and Japan. The other fourth come from Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan. Nearly a third of the U.S. winners come from Silicon Valley.

New additions to the 2015 list include:

  • Air Products
  • Alstom
  • Amazon
  • Analog Devices
  • Bayer
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bridgestone
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Chevron
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Idemitsu Kosan
  • InterDigital
  • Japan Science & Technology Agency
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries
  • Makita Corporation
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Showa Denko
  • Solvay
  • Thales
  • Toray
  • Valeo
  • Yamaha Motor
  • Yaskawa Electric
  • Yazaki
Photo: Pascal 

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