High-impact innovation drives the discovery of new technologies and life-changing solutions, improving the way we live while benefiting a company’s bottom-line. This year’s Top 100 Global Innovators Report uncovers the deeply rooted strategies of the world’s most successful innovators.
A number of key trends are identified in the report, including:
- The continued focus on high impact innovation: The nature of innovation has shifted to focus on higher quality inventions with wider potential markets and greater potential to be leveraged for future development.
- How China is continuing to pick up momentum: Mainland China’s drive to transform its economy from manufacturing to knowledge-based has increased the number of Chinese companies appearing on the Top 100 Global list.
- Why AI and 5G mobile telecommunications are the hottest innovation areas: Thirty-one companies identified in this year’s list have significant numbers of AI inventions in their portfolios and innovations from the Top 100 hi-technology sectors in 5G have climbed to over 1,000 patent families in 2018.