CEA is the world’s most innovative research organization
Categorie(s) : Industry, Innovation & Society, MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 1 April 2016
The latest Reuters Top 25 Global Innovators – Government list placed the CEA first among the world’s most innovative research institutions, ahead of the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany and JST in Japan. The list is based on ten rock-solid indicators, which include the number of patent applications filed, the percentage of patents granted, global reach, and the number and percentage of patents cited. The study that produced this list covered the 2008–2013 period and takes into account patents filed with WIPO. CEA Grenoble’s contribution to the results is significant; the Grenoble site is where 70% of the organization’s patent applications originate. In 2015, CEA Grenoble filed 560 patent applications, mainly in microelectronics and renewable energy.