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The most Inventive Companies

There is a clear correlation between Innovation and Success. In other words, the most innovative companies in the world are usually among the most successful. Recently Businessweek published a list with the most inventive companies in 2009. Opportunely, the American magazine ranked companies not only according to the number of patents filled but it also considered the economic value of their exclusive rights.

Of course, some of these companies are very active in Nanotechnology. Everybody in the sector knows the major IBM breakthroughs in nanosciences but we cannot forget other active players such as the Korean Samsung or the Japanese Hitachi. Surprisingly the first European company was Nokia, ranked in position 24th.

In the incoming years, the number of patents related with Nanotechnology will increase significantly and we must keep an eye in this kind of rankings. It can give us an idea about the market orientation of Nanotechnology.


January 21, 2010 - Posted by | Rankings

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