GlobalData's Innovation Rankings use unique data analysis to highlight the companies at the cutting edge of global business.
The rankings are drawn from our 3i Innovation Framework which identifies companies' innovation potential using novel sources of data including patents, filings, jobs and deals and ranks them on 19 key innovation quality and strength indicators.
Patents is the primary data source and for each company, we calculate innovation quality indicators using our exhaustive dataset formed of over 130+ million patents.
The indicators are grouped into three main pillars:
- Intensity: a company's innovation activity and focus
- Impact: the impact of a company's innovation on other innovators in and outside its sector
- Ingenuity: the originality of a company's inventions and investments in disruptive technologies