OMRON in Top 100 Global Innovators


OMRON named among world’s most innovative corporations and research institutions once again.

Hoofddorp, Netherlands, Friday, 12 March 2021 – OMRON has been selected as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators 2021 by Clarivate for the fifth 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. Candidates for this award are evaluated by analysis based on Clarivate’s 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 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 in March 2018 and OMRON SINIC X Corporation, OMRON’s subsidiary that draws "near-future designs", in April of the same year. Innovation Exploring Initiative Headquarters is a company-wide innovation platform, which is responsible for facilitating the process of creating innovation driven by social needs and strengthening the capacity to create new value. OMRON SINIC X Corporation is accelerating the creation of "near-future designs" while acquiring cutting-edge technologies and intellectual properties by engaging in open innovation. In addition, Technology and Intellectual Property Headquarters created intellectual property strategy linked to business and R&D strategies to promote intellectual property activities at OMRON sites worldwide. 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 2021

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 Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators 2021 mark the tenth 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 more details, see the Clarivate press release.

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