2018 tables: Institutions - corporate

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 BASF SE, Germany 12.76 8.08 46 -37.5%
2 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 10.84 6.37 23 -42.1%
3 Merck KGaA, Germany 4.17 3.92 19 -7.4%
4 Bayer AG, Germany 5.21 3.61 26 -31.6%
5 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 3.62 2.95 13 -19.8%
6 Infineon Technologies AG, Germany 0.06 2.43 5 4,212.3%
7 BioNTech AG, Germany 0.53 1.49 4 176.9%
8 Siemens AG, Germany 2.21 1.06 18 -52.7%
9 MorphoSys AG, Germany 0.14 1.05 2 626.3%
10 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.27 0.96 9 -24.8%
11 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.34 0.85 3 145.3%
12 BMW Group, Germany 0.75 2 N/A
13 Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC), Germany 0.33 0.75 4 126.8%
14 ION-TOF GmbH, Germany 0.11 0.71 2 532.1%
15 Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Germany 0.60 0.68 4 11.3%
16 Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany 0.68 3 N/A
17 Lanxess AG, Germany 0.44 0.65 2 43.6%
18 Scalable Minds UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co. KG, Germany 0.64 1 N/A
18 Abberior Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.64 2 N/A
19 Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung, Germany 0.09 0.63 1 577.6%
20 Otto Bock Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.14 0.59 9 306.9%
21 Lipotype GmbH, Germany 0.22 0.54 3 141.5%
22 OSRAM AG, Germany 1.23 0.54 2 -56.6%
23 PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH, Germany 0.14 0.53 2 268.0%
24 Evotec AG, Germany 0.58 0.51 5 -13.7%
25 Trumpf Laser GmbH, Germany 0.44 0.50 1 10.9%
25 Protemics GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
25 Gilupi GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
25 Wismut GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
26 SAP AG, Germany 0.44 0.49 8 9.1%
27 Probiodrug AG, Germany 0.04 0.43 2 1,010.5%
28 Sartorius AG, Germany 0.42 1 N/A
28 PicoQuant GmbH, Germany 1.04 0.42 2 -60.7%
29 Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
30 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 0.63 0.33 3 -48.0%
31 ez SQUID, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
32 MINJIE Analytical Laboratory e.K., Germany 0.29 2 N/A
32 Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany 0.30 0.29 1 -6.1%
33 Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.28 1 N/A
34 Singulus Technologies AG, Germany 0.66 0.25 2 -61.8%
35 KWS SAAT SE, Germany 0.25 2 N/A
36 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.62 0.25 1 -60.4%
36 Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
36 Ribocon GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
36 GeoDienste GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
36 Symrise AG, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
36 CUTEC-Institut GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
36 CGG Electro Magnetics (Germany) GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
37 PNSensor GmbH, Germany 0.26 0.24 1 -9.3%
38 Volkswagen AG, Germany 0.03 0.24 3 593.5%
39 RWE AG, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
40 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.36 0.22 6 -40.3%
41 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 1.25 0.21 11 -83.5%
42 JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.21 1 N/A
43 VITCON Projectconsult GmbH, Germany 0.20 2 N/A
44 MetaSysX GmbH, Germany 0.05 0.20 1 294.3%
44 Neaspec GmbH, Germany 0.06 0.20 1 254.8%
44 Synchem UG & Co. KG, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
44 Postnova Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
45 Experimental Pharmacology and Oncology Berlin-Buch GmbH (EPO), Germany 0.13 0.19 2 50.0%
46 Lionex GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
47 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.08 0.18 2 113.6%
48 Life & Brain GmbH, Germany 0.77 0.18 6 -76.9%
49 Radiometer Physics GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
49 iThera Medical GmbH, Germany 0.09 0.17 1 80.7%
49 Grünenthal GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
49 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.10 0.17 1 64.3%
49 Nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.63 0.17 1 -73.7%
49 Beiersdorf AG, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
49 Biotechrabbit GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
49 Avitec Research GbR, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
49 Sensolytics GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
49 E.ON SE, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
50 Bioscientia Institut für Medizinische Diagnostik GmbH, Germany 0.16 2 N/A
51 AXO Dresden GmbH, Germany 0.16 1 N/A
52 4SC AG, Germany 0.16 1 N/A
53 Magnosco GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
53 MediGene AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
53 Supracon AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
54 Alacris Theranostics GmbH, Germany 0.09 0.14 1 51.8%
55 Photonion GmbH, Germany 0.29 0.13 2 -53.8%
56 Glycotope GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
57 Aixtron SE, Germany 0.73 0.13 1 -83.1%
57 Dr. August Wolff GmbH Co. KG Arzneimittel, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
57 Vita 34 AG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
57 Hybrotec GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
57 UP Transfer GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
57 WITec GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
57 Tierzuchtforschung e.V. München, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
57 ADD Ideas Albrecht und Detlev Degering GbR, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
58 NPI Electronic GmbH, Germany 0.15 0.12 2 -21.8%
59 Logopharm GmbH, Germany 0.12 3 N/A
60 PolyAn GmbH, Germany 0.12 1 N/A
61 EWOMIS, Germany 0.12 1 N/A
62 Altana AG, Germany 0.33 0.11 1 -67.1%
62 Virtimo AG, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
62 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.11 0.11 1 -1.4%
62 ThyssenKrupp AG, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
63 MTU Aero Engines AG, Germany 0.30 0.10 1 -67.1%
63 Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG), Germany 0.30 0.10 1 -67.1%
64 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.17 0.10 2 -41.0%
65 Molecular Microbiology and Genomics Consultancy (MMGC), Germany 0.09 1 N/A
66 Kongsberg Maritime Contros GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
66 Erftverband, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
66 Ercosplan Group, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
66 SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
66 Polymer Service GmbH Merseburg, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
66 Chemometrix GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
67 Synaptic Systems GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.08 1 135.0%
67 Moeschter Group Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
67 Scientific Consulting Company GmbH (SSC), Germany 0.08 1 N/A
68 NanoTemper Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.06 0.07 1 31.4%
69 Scienion AG, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
69 GenXPro GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
70 Chronix Biomedical GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.07 1 131.1%
71 QualiMed Innovative Medizinprodukte GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
72 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.11 0.07 3 -42.3%
73 Definiens AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
73 GlycoUniverse Holding GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
74 Phenex Pharmaceuticals AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
74 Surface Concept GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
75 NEO New Oncology AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
76 Microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
76 Proteome Factory AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
76 Science Products GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
77 Excitech GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
77 Bovicare GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
77 SR-Meteorites, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
78 Strube Research GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
79 SYNLAB International GmbH, Germany 0.05 0.04 5 -9.8%
80 Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
81 Europäisches Institut für Forschung und Entwicklung von Transplantationsstrategien (EUFETS) GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
82 Cellular Phenomics Oncology GmbH (CPO), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
83 Alere Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.36 0.03 1 -91.5%
84 ABX GmbH, Germany 0.25 0.03 1 -88.4%
85 Freiberg Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
86 Serend-ip GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
87 Lipidomix GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
88 Swabian Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
89 Class 5 Photonics GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
90 Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN GmbH - Hamburg), Germany 0.03 0.02 1 -31.8%
91 Gesellschaft für Ablauforganisation : milliarium mbH & Co. KG (GABO:mi), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
92 ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Germany 0.47 0.02 1 -96.7%
93 Nanion Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.55 0.01 1 -97.9%
94 German Breast Group GmbH (GBG), Germany 0.00 2 N/A
95 HMNC Brain Health (HMNC), Germany 0.00 0.00 1 103.1%
96 Indivumed GmbH, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
97 Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.03 0.00 1 -98.0%
97 Allianz SE, Germany 0.03 0.00 1 -98.0%

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