OMRON Receives Top 100 Global Innovators 2023 Ranking among the top 100 companies at the pinnacle of the global innovation ecosystem for the seventh straight year

  • February 17, 2023

OMRON Corporation announced today that it has been selected as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators 2023 by Clarivate, ranking among the top 100 companies at the pinnacle of the global innovation ecosystem. This is the eighth award in seven consecutive years.


Clarivate selects the Top 100 Global Innovators based on their proprietary patent data. This global information service firm analyzes intellectual property trends using an independent index in order to identify the world窶冱 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 focuses on identifying innovating organizations that pass qualification criteria based on the volume of inventive activity: 500 published inventions since 2000 and 100 granted inventions during the past five years. They then compare innovators based on the proportion and level of international inventions (ideas patented in more than one country or region), creating an international innovator weighting factor. The second track scores inventions on four factors: Influence, Success, Globalization, and Technical distinctiveness. Based on this evaluation methodology, the Top 100 Global Innovators 2023 list recognizes the 100 most exceptional innovators. Among these criteria, OMRON was rated particularly high for Influence and Globalization.

As part of the enhancement of 窶徼echnology management,窶 OMRON established the Innovation Exploring Initiative Headquarters in March 2018 and OMRON SINIC X Corporation, a subsidiary that designs the near future, in April of the same year. A company-wide innovation platform, the Innovation Exploring Initiative Headquarters 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 is accelerating the creation of near-future design while acquiring cutting-edge technologies and intellectual properties through all-out open innovation and presenting research papers at premier international conferences. In addition, the Technology and Intellectual Property Headquarters has mapped out an intellectual property strategy linked to business and R&D strategies to utilize their intellectual property in business based on the OMRON Principles, thus promoting intellectual property activities in the global arena through the integration of business, technology, and intellectual property.

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邃「 (the world窶冱 most comprehensive database of enhanced patent information), Derwent Patents Citation Index邃「 (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; here

About OMRON窶冱 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窶冱 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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