OMRON Receives Top 100 Global Innovators 2022

  • March 2, 2022

OMRON Corporation has announced today that it has been selected as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators 2022 by Clarivate. This is the seventh award in six consecutive year.

Clarivate selects the Top 100 Global Innovators based on their proprietary intellectual property and patent data. This global information service firm analyzes intellectual property trends using an independent index in order to identify the world's most innovative corporations and research institutions, thereafter recognizing them for their outstanding traits. The evaluation of this award is based on a twin track approach. The first track identifies innovating organizations that pass qualification criteria based on the volume of inventive activity. The second track evaluates all invention in the score them on four factors: Influence, Success, Globalization and Technical distinctiveness. Among these criteria, OMRON was rated particularly high for technical distinctiveness.

As part of the enhancement of the "management of technology", OMRON established the Innovation Exploring Initiative Headquarters in March 2018 and OMRON SINIC X Corporation, OMRON’s subsidiary that draws “Near-Future Design” in April of the same year. Innovation Exploring Initiative Headquarters is a company-wide innovation platform, which is responsible for making the process of creating innovation driven by social needs for our organizational knowledge and strengthening the capacity to create new value. OMRON SINIC X Corporation are accelerating the creation of “near-future design” while acquiring cutting-edge technologies and intellectual properties by engaging in open innovation. As a result, research papers from OMRON SINIC X have been being presented at the premier international conference. In addition, Technology and Intellectual Property Headquarters created intellectual property strategy linked to business and R&D strategies to utilize their intellectual property in management and business based on the management philosophy and is promoting intellectual property activities in global.

About the Top 100 Global Innovators 2022
Clarivate uses patent data to analyze intellectual property trends and select the top 100 innovative corporations and institutions around the world annually. The accolades for the Top 100 Global Innovators 2022 by Clarivate mark the eleventh year of the awards. Based on rigorous and objective data extracted from the Derwent World Patents Index™ (the world’s most comprehensive database of enhanced patent information), Derwent Patents Citation Index™ (contains citations of patents and literature during the determination of patentability), and independent assessment standards, the award is given to companies recognized as demonstrating the capabilities, consistency and creativity that are delivering new value and ingenuity for the world, as well as having exemplified above-the-bar excellence in innovation.

For details, see the Clarivate press release

About OMRON’s Intellectual Property (IP) Initiatives
OMRON implements its IP strategies in line with its IP policy to create innovation driven by social needs with near-future design.

About the Technology and Intellectual Property Headquarters
The Technology and Intellectual Property Headquarters, OMRON Group’s corporate R&D division, is working to anticipate social issues that may arise in near future and create social needs to solve them, while evolving our core technology of "Sensing & Control + Think. With the aim of expanding human potential and realizing a future in which people can play a more active role, we are conducting a variety of research and development activities in areas such as AI, Robotics, Energy management, and sensing based on the founder Kazuma Tateishi's management philosophy: "To the machine, the work of the machine, to man the thrill of further creation."

About OMRON SINIC X Corporation
OMRON SINIC X Corporation is committed to conducting cutting-edge research, to design the near future of our society, and to make our visions come to life. Our primary focus lies at the intersection of robotics, computer vision, machine learning, and human computer interaction.

About the Innovation Exploring Initiative Headquarters
The Innovation Exploring Initiative Headquarters is an organization that has all the functions it needs to backcast innovation, that is, "near- future design," "strategy formulation," and "business verification," and implements the entire process seamlessly.

Going forward, in order to continue contributing to a better society, OMRON remains committed to creating innovation in close collaboration with its business and R&D teams.

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