Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators List Includes DENSO

Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators List Includes DENSO

The Top 100 Global Innovators lead the world in innovation output. DENSO is proud to be included in this list for the third time. Thomson Reuters identified the companies that have embraced innovation as a growth strategy through the discovery, protection and commercialization of inventions with its fourth annual Top 100 Global Innovators study.

This program identifies the world’s most innovative organizations through a series of proprietary patent-based metrics including overall innovation (patent) activity, success rate, globalization and influence. Collectively, the 2014 Top 100 Global Innovators once again show significant growth for the key business performance indicators of revenue and R&D investment.

Innovation is now recognized by governments and corporations alike as a key driver of economic and business growth. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently launched his ‘third arrow’ of economic reform which includes tax policies that are designed to spur corporate investment and innovation.

At this year’s European Innovation Convention, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso stated that, “Innovation is not just a policy for one commissioner or one director general, it is something that has to be a mainstream policy.” And in the US, President Obama said in his 2014 State of the Union Address: “We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow.”

Thomson Reuters is honoring the world leaders in innovation. For more information, click here.

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DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to, or visit our media website at