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Top 10 Energy Innovators in 100 Energy Priorities

Innovation in sustainable energy is key for the future of energy worldwide. According to the International Energy Agency, global energy demand is expected to grow by more than one-third by 2035. Where do we have to innovate to ensure sustainability? Who and where are the players driving innovation? Which energy priorities are transforming the future of the energy landscape? KIC InnoEnergy´s global study answers exactly these questions, providing in-depth insights on the energy innovation landscape and the future game changers who will have the greatest impact on the market.

The Top 10 Energy Innovators in 100 Energy Priorities report is the first to identify and rank the top industry and academic players worldwide at the same time according to their innovation competencies in 100 energy priorities – defined in KIC InnoEnergy´s Innovation Strategy for 2014-2019. This report covers 8 thematic fields: Wind Energy, Ocean Energy, Solar Photovoltaic System, Solar Thermal Electricity, Smart Buildings and Cities, Smart Grids and Electric Storage, Renewable Energy Convergence, Clean Coal and Gas Technologies.

Global results

The global results show that 80% of innovative industry leaders come from Japan, USA and European regions, while China leads the list of academic innovative players. However, Chinese industrial players are almost absent from the rankings. The best positioned regions are Europe and the USA with a balanced presence of both industrial and academic players.

Methodology

The report has analysed close to 150,000 patents, 180,000 scientific publications, identified 1,890 R&D collaborations, 340 acquisitions and start-ups, 1,227 products, services and licenses and 2,000 industry and academic players, achieving strong and comprehensive conclusions.

The players are ranked according to both qualitative and quantitative KPIs, such as measures of patents, scientific publications, strategic involvement in each topic, collaboration in R&D and R&D commercialisation.

Sources of information
  • Professional databases: Orbit®, Thomson Innovation®, Web of Knowledge®, OneSource®.

    Public information: players’ press releases, technology transfer offices’ websites, financing institutions’ websites (Cordis, enGrant Scientific), thematic fields’ websites (news, associations), and players’ annual reports.

    KIC InnoEnergy survey: to partners and to 850 top industry and academic players worldwide.
  • The report has analysed close to 150,000 patents, 180,000 scientific publications, identified 1,890 R&D collaborations, 340 acquisitions and start-ups, 1,227 products, services and licenses and 2,000 industry and academic players, achieving strong and comprehensive conclusions.
  • The players are ranked according to both qualitative and quantitative KPIs, such as measures of patents, scientific publications, strategic involvement in each topic, collaboration in R&D and R&D commercialisation.

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