The Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020 come from three continents and 14 countries / regions. The United States reclaimed the top spot with 39 organizations, followed by Japan with 32. Xiaomi, Huawei and Tencent are the only three companies from mainland China. For industry sector representation, the Hardware & Electronics industries lead with 38 organizations, 3 more than last year, followed by Manufacturing & Medical with 16, and Telecoms and Software with 8 each.
Xiaomi’s innovation capacity and forward-looking strategic nimbleness has been consistently recognized. It has made the Fortune Future 50 List for the first time last year and the Forbes Top 100 Digital Companies 2019. In July 2019, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the first time became the youngest company on the 2019 list.
Now in its ninth year, Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators utilizes editorially enhanced, authoritative and accurate patent data from Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) and Derwent Patent Citations Index (DPCI) to track innovation based on four indicators:
– Volume: The organization must have had at least 100 granted inventions (and more than 500 filed in total) in the past five years.
– Influence: The level of downstream impact by being highly cited externally by other organizations, and measured via the Derwent Patent Citations Index™ over the last five years, excluding citations from themselves.
– Success: A high ratio of success in obtaining patent grants.
– Globalization: The level of investment of a patent applicant in their invention, as tracked via the process of pursuing protection in all four of the key market patent offices of China, Europe, Japan, and the United States.
Additional findings and the full list of the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020 can be found here.
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core. With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology. Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s leading consumer IoT platform, with more than 213 million smart devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) connected to its platform. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 90 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many of them. In July 2019, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the first time, ranking 468th among all, and 7th among internet companies. Xiaomi is the youngest company on the 2019 Fortune Global 500 list.