BAK Basel Economics AG has published a ranking of the world’s most innovative companies. This ranking does not focus on the number of patent applications, but on the quality of the patents. Therefor BAK Basel Economics AG identified the most important patents of each technology and assigned the patents to the respective company. Thus the unimportant and unknown patents are not considered in the ranking.

Samsung is first in the ranking list of the world’s most innovative companies with more than 20,000 world-class patents, followed by Qualcomm, Sony, Canon and Microsoft. Bosch holds the tenth place with more than 8,800 world-class patents and is the most innovative company in Europe and Germany.

The German companies Audi, Continental AG and Bosch are among the ten most innovative companies in the technical field of autonomous driving. In the technical field of hybrid / electric vehicles, the German companies Bosch, ZF, Schaeffler, Siemens, Continental AG and the German automotive manufacturing companies BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi are among the 50 most innovative companies.

These rankings can be downloaded here (only in German).

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