2017 tables: Institutions - corporate

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 BASF SE, Germany 10.12 12.76 59 29.3%
2 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 8.06 10.84 23 37.9%
3 Bayer AG, Germany 1.85 5.21 31 188.6%
4 Merck KGaA, Germany 5.29 4.17 21 -19.1%
5 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 3.51 3.62 19 5.9%
6 Siemens AG, Germany 2.20 2.21 25 3.0%
7 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.39 1.27 5 -6.7%
8 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 0.52 1.25 15 145.1%
9 OSRAM AG, Germany 0.50 1.23 5 152.5%
10 Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB), Germany 0.90 1.22 4 38.6%
11 Institut Dr. Nowak GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 1.17 3 N/A
12 PicoQuant GmbH, Germany 1.04 2 N/A
13 Atotech Deutschland GmbH, Germany 1.00 1 N/A
14 Life & Brain GmbH, Germany 0.48 0.77 11 63.8%
15 Becker & Hickl GmbH, Germany 0.75 2 N/A
16 Aixtron SE, Germany 0.73 2 N/A
17 Singulus Technologies AG, Germany 0.57 0.66 5 18.8%
18 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 0.71 0.63 7 -8.7%
19 Nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH, Germany 1.20 0.63 1 -46.4%
20 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 1.00 0.62 2 -36.2%
21 Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Germany 0.60 4 N/A
22 SYGNIS Pharma AG, Germany 0.04 0.60 1 1,315.5%
23 Raith GmbH, Germany 0.59 2 N/A
24 NOXXON Pharma AG, Germany 1.67 0.58 2 -64.1%
25 Evotec AG, Germany 1.04 0.58 3 -42.5%
26 Nanion Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.50 0.55 2 12.8%
27 BioNTech AG, Germany 0.06 0.53 1 878.1%
28 Lutradyn–Energetic Materials Science and Technology, Germany 0.20 0.50 1 156.4%
28 Ethris GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
29 ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Germany 0.40 0.47 3 20.0%
30 Corrected Electron Optical Systems GmbH (CEOS), Germany 0.18 0.47 1 163.3%
31 Lanxess AG, Germany 0.39 0.44 1 16.0%
31 Trumpf Laser GmbH, Germany 0.44 1 N/A
32 SAP AG, Germany 0.31 0.44 6 46.1%
33 EWE AG, Germany 0.42 0.44 2 7.7%
34 AiCuris GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.08 0.43 1 427.5%
35 Oncotest GmbH, Germany 0.14 0.40 1 187.2%
35 Plansee Composite Materials GmbH, Germany 0.33 0.40 1 23.1%
36 Medizinisches Laserzentrum Lübeck GmbH, Germany 0.39 1 N/A
37 Alere Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.10 0.36 4 255.9%
38 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.31 0.36 5 18.4%
39 BELECTRIC OPV GmbH, Germany 0.12 0.35 2 203.8%
40 Laser Quantum GmbH, Germany 0.35 2 N/A
41 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 1.43 0.34 2 -75.4%
42 MenloSystems, Germany 0.34 2 N/A
43 Daimler AG, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
43 Altana AG, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
44 Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC), Germany 0.11 0.33 2 209.3%
45 Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany 0.31 3 N/A
46 Cynora GmbH, Germany 0.40 0.30 1 -23.1%
46 MTU Aero Engines AG, Germany 0.30 2 N/A
46 Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG), Germany 0.30 2 N/A
46 Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany 0.13 0.30 1 146.2%
47 Photonion GmbH, Germany 0.30 0.29 2 -1.2%
47 JenaBios GmbH, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
47 Targenomix, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
48 PNSensor GmbH, Germany 0.10 0.26 3 167.8%
49 JenaBatteries GmbH, Germany 0.25 0.25 1 2.6%
49 AMO GmbH, Germany 0.32 0.25 1 -18.6%
49 Isodetect GmbH, Germany 0.48 0.25 1 -46.0%
49 PAConsult GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
49 Freiberger Compound Materials GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
49 ImmunoQure AG, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
49 ABX GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
50 NAsP III/V GmbH, Germany 0.07 0.23 2 232.4%
51 PNDetector GmbH, Germany 0.23 1 N/A
52 Novaled AG, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
52 Lipotype GmbH, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
53 CreaPhys GmbH, Germany 0.17 0.20 1 23.1%
53 Schott AG, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
54 Silantes GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
55 Superon GmbH, Germany 0.75 0.17 1 -77.2%
55 Magnetfabrik Bonn GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
55 FEE Gmbh, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
55 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.16 0.17 1 6.4%
55 MG Optical Solutions GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
56 NPI Electronic GmbH, Germany 0.40 0.15 3 -60.5%
57 NETZSCH Group, Germany 0.13 0.14 1 17.2%
57 MorphoSys AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
57 CONARIS Research Institute AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
57 A.p.f. Aqua System AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
57 PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
58 Otto Bock Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.23 0.14 7 -36.1%
59 MicroDiscovery GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
60 Experimental Pharmacology and Oncology Berlin-Buch GmbH (EPO), Germany 0.11 0.13 1 15.4%
60 Sim4tec GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
60 RAS AG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
60 RIFCON GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
60 Thinkstep AG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
61 AptaIT, Germany 0.12 1 N/A
62 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.32 0.11 6 -64.1%
63 von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH (vH&S), Germany 0.11 2 N/A
64 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.24 0.11 1 -53.2%
64 TransMIT GmbH, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
64 ION-TOF GmbH, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
64 SeNostic GmbH, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
65 Analytik Jena AG, Germany 0.29 0.11 3 -61.0%
66 Biaffin GmbH & Co KG, Germany 0.08 0.10 1 23.1%
66 European Virtual Institute for Speciation Analysis (EVISA), Germany 0.13 0.10 1 -17.9%
66 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.36 0.10 1 -71.9%
66 LifeGlimmer GmbH, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
66 Surflay Nanotec GmbH, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
67 CeGaT GmbH, Germany 0.14 0.09 2 -31.0%
68 iThera Medical GmbH, Germany 0.23 0.09 1 -60.0%
68 Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
68 Attocube Systems AG, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
68 CreativeQuantum GmbH, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
69 Bundesdeutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Veränderliche Sterne e.V. (BAV), Germany 0.09 1 N/A
70 Alacris Theranostics GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.09 1 280.7%
71 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.10 0.08 1 -14.5%
71 MVZ Laboratory Dr. Limbach Heidelberg, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
71 IfG - Institute for Scientific Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
72 Molecular Health GmbH, Germany 0.07 0.08 1 21.0%
73 Micromotive GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
74 Munich Leukemia Laboratory (MLL), Germany 0.22 0.07 2 -65.7%
75 Heidelberg Pharma AG, Germany 0.12 0.07 1 -41.9%
75 Ebbing-Lohaus Vertriebs GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
75 Nambawan Biotech GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
76 NanoTemper Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.13 0.06 1 -55.9%
76 Infineon Technologies AG, Germany 0.85 0.06 1 -93.3%
76 Neaspec GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
76 SuppreMol GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
77 MetaSysX GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
78 SYNLAB International GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.05 3 184.6%
79 Gesellschaft für Materialprüfung und Geophysik mbH (GMUG), Germany 0.15 0.05 1 -69.5%
79 Aller Aqua Research GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
80 Nomad Bioscience Gmbh, Germany 0.55 0.04 1 -92.8%
80 Probiodrug AG, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
81 PharmBioTec GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
81 ASG Analytik-Service Gesellschaft mbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
82 Sciomics GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
83 Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
83 Allianz SE, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
83 Volkswagen AG, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
84 Deutsche Rockwool Mineralwoll GmbH & Co. OHG, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
85 Synaptic Systems GmbH, Germany 0.21 0.03 1 -84.4%
86 Chronix Biomedical GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
86 lanaplan GbR, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
87 Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN GmbH - Hamburg), Germany 0.23 0.03 1 -87.6%
88 Dausinger + Giesen GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
89 ABCR GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
90 Toptica Photonics AG, Germany 0.17 0.02 1 -86.4%
91 Magnicon GmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
91 Brain Products GmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
92 HeidelbergCement AG, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
93 European Research and Project Office GmbH (EURICE), Germany 0.01 0.01 1 55.6%
94 Thomas RECORDING GmbH (TREC), Germany 0.09 0.01 1 -91.1%
94 Rapp OptoElectronic GmbH, Germany 0.27 0.01 1 -97.0%
95 Apiloa GmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
96 HMNC Brain Health (HMNC), Germany 0.00 1 N/A

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