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 Samsung Group, South Korea 19.37 15.03 65 -23.5%
2 LG Corporation, South Korea 2.88 0.95 5 -67.5%
3 ToolGen, Inc., South Korea 0.62 2 N/A
4 SK holdings, South Korea 0.44 0.60 4 33.9%
5 Macrogen Inc., South Korea 0.50 0.50 2 -1.2%
6 Amotech Corporation, South Korea 0.40 1 N/A
6 EONE Laboratories, South Korea 0.40 1 N/A
7 Korea Photonics Technology Institute (KOPTI), South Korea 0.48 0.37 2 -22.6%
8 Gumi Electronics and Information Technology Research Institute, South Korea 0.35 2 N/A
9 Elchemtech Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
10 GS E&C Corporation, South Korea 0.30 1 N/A
11 Korea Mouse Phenotyping Center (KMPC), South Korea 0.04 0.30 4 719.9%
12 Clinomics Inc., South Korea 0.26 2 N/A
13 Solip Tech Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.22 1 N/A
14 Tomocube, Inc., South Korea 0.22 2 N/A
15 Soft-Epi Incorporation, South Korea 0.20 2 N/A
16 Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water), South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
16 Interojo Inc., South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
16 A-Tech System Ltd., South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
17 Bkt Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
17 KB BioMed Inc., South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
17 Optrontec, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
18 Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea 0.30 0.15 1 -49.5%
19 Bio Medical Technologies Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
20 Cellid, Inc., South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
21 Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
21 Geosystem Research Corporation, South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
22 Gyeongbuk Science and Technology Promotion Center (GBSP), South Korea 0.13 0.10 1 -24.3%
22 Utilex Engineering Pvt. Ltd., South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
22 Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
22 Virtual Lab. Inc., South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
22 RoboPrint, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
22 Phi Biomed Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
23 Biosolution Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
24 Geromics Inc., South Korea 0.16 0.09 1 -46.2%
25 Smart Korea, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
26 Systran International, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
26 BSP Tech Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.13 0.08 1 -39.3%
26 Ceracomp Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
27 GeneOne Life Science, Inc., South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
28 ChunLab, Inc., South Korea 0.23 0.06 1 -76.3%
29 BIO-FD&C Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
30 Graphene Square Inc. (GSI), South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
30 KoBioLabs, Inc., South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
31 Gyeonggi Institute of Science and Technology Promotion (GSTEP), South Korea 0.18 0.05 1 -74.8%
31 AmorePacific Corporation, South Korea 0.34 0.05 1 -86.9%
32 Green Cross Corporation, South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
33 CellMotive Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
34 National Health Insurance Service (NIHS), South Korea 0.02 1 N/A
35 Eutilex Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.01 1 N/A

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.