2016 tables: Institutions - corporate

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 BASF SE, Germany 10.12 59
2 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 8.06 18
3 Merck KGaA, Germany 5.29 24
4 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 3.51 14
5 Siemens AG, Germany 2.20 13
6 Bayer AG, Germany 1.85 16
7 NOXXON Pharma AG, Germany 1.67 4
8 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 1.43 8
9 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.39 8
10 Nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH, Germany 1.20 2
11 Evotec AG, Germany 1.04 4
12 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 1.00 3
13 Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB), Germany 0.90 3
14 Infineon Technologies AG, Germany 0.85 2
15 Beiersdorf AG, Germany 0.79 2
16 Superon GmbH, Germany 0.75 1
17 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 0.71 6
18 KWS SAAT SE, Germany 0.63 3
19 Singulus Technologies AG, Germany 0.57 4
20 Nomad Bioscience Gmbh, Germany 0.55 1
21 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 0.52 8
22 Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, Germany 0.50 1
22 ETO Magnetic GmbH, Germany 0.50 1
22 Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH, Germany 0.50 1
22 OSRAM AG, Germany 0.50 1
22 Heliatek GmbH, Germany 0.50 1
22 Nanion Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.50 2
22 MBN Research Center, Germany 0.50 1
23 Life & Brain GmbH, Germany 0.48 18
24 Isodetect GmbH, Germany 0.48 2
25 EWE AG, Germany 0.42 1
26 ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Germany 0.40 2
27 NPI Electronic GmbH, Germany 0.40 3
27 Cynora GmbH, Germany 0.40 1
28 Lanxess AG, Germany 0.39 2
29 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.36 3
30 Institute for Forensic Genetics (IFG), Germany 0.36 1
31 JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.34 2
32 Engineering Office Friedrich, Germany 0.33 1
32 Solvo GmbH, Germany 0.33 1
32 Hysitron, Inc., Germany 0.33 1
32 Arburg GmbH, Germany 0.33 1
32 Plansee Composite Materials GmbH, Germany 0.33 1
32 Surface Concept GmbH, Germany 0.33 1
33 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.32 8
34 AMO GmbH, Germany 0.32 2
35 Corimmun GmbH, Germany 0.31 1
36 Munich Re Group, Germany 0.31 2
37 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.31 8
37 SAP AG, Germany 0.31 8
38 Siltronic AG, Germany 0.30 1
39 Photonion GmbH, Germany 0.30 4
40 Analytik Jena AG, Germany 0.29 3
41 Elantas Beck GmbH, Germany 0.29 1
41 BMW Group, Germany 0.29 1
42 Rapp OptoElectronic GmbH, Germany 0.27 5
43 Icon Genetics GmbH, Germany 0.27 1
44 OakLabs GmbH, Germany 0.25 1
44 Senect GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.25 1
44 JenaBatteries GmbH, Germany 0.25 1
44 RIF e.V. Institut für Forschung und Transfer, Germany 0.25 1
44 PAS Technology Deutschland GmbH, Germany 0.25 1
44 Mikrobiologisches Labor Dr. Michael Lohmeyer GmbH, Germany 0.25 1
44 Berufsgenossenschaft für Transport und Verkehrswirtschaft (BG Verkehr), Germany 0.25 1
45 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.24 2
46 iThera Medical GmbH, Germany 0.23 1
47 Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN GmbH - Hamburg), Germany 0.23 2
48 Otto Bock Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.23 9
49 Scientific Consilience GmbH, Germany 0.22 1
50 Munich Leukemia Laboratory (MLL), Germany 0.22 2
51 Synaptic Systems GmbH, Germany 0.21 2
52 Glatt GmbH, Germany 0.20 1
52 Upcyte Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.20 1
52 Lutradyn–Energetic Materials Science and Technology, Germany 0.20 1
52 Sensitec GmbH, Germany 0.20 1
52 Avant-Garde Materials Simulation (Deutschland) GmbH, Germany 0.20 1
52 LayTec AG, Germany 0.20 1
53 Proteros Biostructures GmbH, Germany 0.18 2
54 ROWO Coating Gesellschaft für Beschichtung mbH, Germany 0.18 1
54 Corrected Electron Optical Systems GmbH (CEOS), Germany 0.18 1
55 Toptica Photonics AG, Germany 0.17 2
56 Computer Simulation Technology AG (CST), Germany 0.17 1
56 Institut für angewandte Datenanalyse GmbH (IfaD), Germany 0.17 1
56 CreaPhys GmbH, Germany 0.17 1
56 Xylem Services GmbH, Germany 0.17 1
56 Ionera Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.17 1
56 EW Nutrition GmbH, Germany 0.17 1
56 Apogenix GmbH, Germany 0.17 1
57 Lipidomix GmbH, Germany 0.16 2
58 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.16 2
59 Profil Institut für Stoffwechselforschung GmbH, Germany 0.16 1
60 West German Study Group GmbH, Germany 0.16 1
61 Gesellschaft für Materialprüfung und Geophysik mbH (GMUG), Germany 0.15 2
62 Medicyte GmbH, Germany 0.15 1
63 Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC), Germany 0.14 1
63 Gollasch Consulting, Germany 0.14 1
63 Oncotest GmbH, Germany 0.14 1
63 Medical Laboratory of Bremen, Germany 0.14 1
63 WITec GmbH, Germany 0.14 1
63 Climate Risk Analysis, Germany 0.14 1
64 U3 Pharma GmbH, Germany 0.14 2
65 CeGaT GmbH, Germany 0.14 2
66 NEO New Oncology AG, Germany 0.14 2
67 Genomatix Software GmbH, Germany 0.14 2
68 NanoTemper Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.13 2
69 Optimare GmbH, Germany 0.13 1
69 Airsense Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.13 1
69 NETZSCH Group, Germany 0.13 1
69 Grimm Aerosol Technik GmbH and Co. KG, Germany 0.13 1
69 Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany 0.13 1
69 Axel Semrau GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.13 1
69 European Virtual Institute for Speciation Analysis (EVISA), Germany 0.13 2
70 Heidelberg Pharma AG, Germany 0.12 1
70 BELECTRIC OPV GmbH, Germany 0.12 1
71 Experimental Pharmacology and Oncology Berlin-Buch GmbH (EPO), Germany 0.11 1
71 Felix Schoeller Group, Germany 0.11 1
71 MediGene AG, Germany 0.11 1
71 Food GmbH Jena Analytik - Consulting, Germany 0.11 1
72 Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC), Germany 0.11 2
73 Alere Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.10 2
74 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.10 1
74 Polymaterials AG, Germany 0.10 1
74 Enzymicals AG, Germany 0.10 1
75 PNSensor GmbH, Germany 0.10 2
76 Thomas RECORDING GmbH (TREC), Germany 0.09 4
77 Baader Bank AG, Germany 0.09 1
77 Omicron NanoTechnology GmbH, Germany 0.09 1
78 Biaffin GmbH & Co KG, Germany 0.08 1
78 Lionex GmbH, Germany 0.08 1
78 Jcmwave GmbH, Germany 0.08 1
78 HE Space Operations GmbH, Germany 0.08 1
78 AiCuris GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.08 1
79 NAsP III/V GmbH, Germany 0.07 1
80 Cenix BioScience GmbH, Germany 0.07 1
81 Nordsaat Saatzucht GmbH, Germany 0.07 1
82 Centogene AG, Germany 0.07 3
83 Molecular Health GmbH, Germany 0.07 1
84 Rodos Biotarget GmbH, Germany 0.06 1
84 Phenex Pharmaceuticals AG, Germany 0.06 1
84 OHB System AG, Germany 0.06 1
85 Axolabs GmbH, Germany 0.06 1
85 2bind GmbH, Germany 0.06 1
86 Eupheria Biotech GmbH, Germany 0.06 2
87 BioNTech AG, Germany 0.06 1
87 Informatik Consulting Systems AG (ICS AG), Germany 0.06 1
88 Orgentec Diagnostika GmbH, Germany 0.05 1
88 GenXPro GmbH, Germany 0.05 1
89 SYGNIS Pharma AG, Germany 0.04 1
90 MLM Medical Labs GmbH, Germany 0.04 1
91 VITROCELL Systems GmbH, Germany 0.03 2
91 Decodon GmbH, Germany 0.03 2
92 Diamond Materials GmbH, Germany 0.03 1
93 Bioscientia Institut für Medizinische Diagnostik GmbH, Germany 0.03 2
94 Alacris Theranostics GmbH, Germany 0.02 2
95 Logopharm GmbH, Germany 0.02 1
96 SYNLAB International GmbH, Germany 0.02 8
97 Tavarlin AG, Germany 0.02 1
98 Amedes Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum für Laboratoriumsdiagnostik, Mikrobiologie und Humangenetik Halle/Leipzig GmbH (Amedes Halle/Leipzig), Germany 0.01 1
99 European Research and Project Office GmbH (EURICE), Germany 0.01 1

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