OMRON Receives Top 100 Global Innovators Award for Fourth Consecutive Year - Named Among World’s Most Innovative Corporations / Research Institutions Once Again -

February 19, 2020

OMRON Corporation (HQ: Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto. President and CEO: Yoshihito Yamada) has been selected as one of the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020 by Clarivate Analytics for the fourth consecutive year since 2016.

Clarivate Analytics selects the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020 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. Candidates for this award are evaluated by analysis based on Clarivate Analytics’ database in terms of four main criteria: volume, success, globalization, and influence. Among these criteria, OMRON was rated particularly high for globalization, which is determined by the number of basic patents obtained in the four major world markets (U.S., Europe, Japan, and China).

In 1959, OMRON founder Kazuma Tateishi established the company’s corporate motto, "To improve lives and contribute to a better society." True to this motto as its spiritual cornerstone, OMRON has since produced numerous innovations and pursued new challenges by making continued efforts to develop better social infrastructures. As part of the enhancement of the "management of technology," OMRON established the Innovation Exploring Initiative Headquarters directly under the Chief technology Officer (CTO) in March 2018. The Innovation Exploring Initiative Headquarters assumes a comprehensive range of responsibilities from “near-future designs,” which are created by integrating a business model, technology strategy, and intellectual property strategy and breaking it down into concrete business architecture based on technological innovation, to strategy development and business verification. 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.
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.

About the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020


Clarivate Analytics 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 Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020 mark the ninth year of the awards. Based on rigorous and objective data extracted from the Derwent World Patents Index (largest value-added patent database in the world), Derwent Innovation (intellectual property survey and analysis platform), and independent assessment standards, the award is given to companies recognized as being innovative and striving to comply with intellectual property rights protection conventions, as well as having brought about world-influencing inventions.

For details, see the Clarivate Analytics press release

About OMRON Corporation

OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation based on its core technology of "Sensing & Control + Think." OMRON's business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to social systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. Established in 1933, OMRON has about 30,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in around 120 countries and regions. For more information, visit OMRON's website:

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