2016 tables: Institutions - physical sciences - 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 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 4.01 32
2 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 3.72 31
3 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 1.83 6
4 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 1.29 14
5 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China 1.28 32
6 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 0.57 3
7 Jinan Jingzheng Electronics Co., Ltd., China 0.33 1
7 Harbin Electric Machinery Company Limited (HEC), China 0.33 1
7 Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., Ltd. (Yingli Solar), China 0.33 1
7 China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. (CSG), China 0.33 1
8 Wuhu Token Science Co., Ltd., China 0.25 1
8 Jiangsu Hecheng Display Technology Co., Ltd (HCCH), China 0.25 1
9 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 0.24 2
10 Quantum Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (QuantumCTek), China 0.22 1
11 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 0.21 1
12 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China 0.19 7
13 China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO Group), China 0.19 1
13 Solar Enertech (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., China 0.19 1
14 Sinopec Corporation, China 0.18 2
15 Donghua Testing Technology, Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1
15 Baotou Iron and Steel (Group) Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1
16 TCL Corporation, China 0.15 2
17 Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (CHALCO), China 0.14 1
18 Shenzhen Star Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd. (Star Opto), China 0.13 1
19 Shanghai Langyan Optoelectronic Science and Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.11 1
19 General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (GRINM), China 0.11 1
20 Shanghai Fuxin Fragrance Flavor and Chemical Company, China 0.10 1
20 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 0.10 1
20 Taizhou Sunano New Energy Co., Ltd., China 0.10 1
20 Kunshan Hisense Electronic Co., Ltd., China 0.10 1
21 Viva Biotech Ltd., China 0.09 1
22 China Tianchen Engineering Corporation (TCC), China 0.08 1
22 Chongqing Materials Research Institute Co., Ltd. (CMRI), China 0.08 1
23 Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group Co., Ltd., China 0.07 1
24 Dongfeng Motor Corporation, China 0.06 1
25 Shanghai Industrial μTechnology Research Institute Co., Ltd. (SITRI), China 0.06 5
26 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), China 0.05 1
26 Sunward Equipment Group, China 0.05 1
27 Baic Motor Corporation Ltd., China 0.04 1
28 TPV Technology Limited, China 0.03 1
29 Yancheng Fangyuan Envirmental Protection Technology Ltd., China 0.02 1
29 Nanjing Jiusi High-Tech Co., Ltd., China 0.02 1
29 China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM), China 0.02 1
30 China General Nuclear Power Group, China 0.01 1
31 Jiangxi Size Materials Co., Ltd., China 0.01 1
31 Sinosteel Corporation, China 0.01 1
32 Changzhou Doctorxia Energy Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.00 1
32 Trina Solar Energy Limited (TSL), China 0.00 1
32 Changzhou Almaden Co., Ltd., China 0.00 1
33 Jiangsu Jiangzhong Group, China 0.00 1

Footnote

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