2019 tables: Institutions - corporate

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 BASF SE, Germany 8.08 8.75 49 2.1%
2 Bayer AG, Germany 3.61 5.51 41 43.9%
3 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 6.37 5.49 24 -18.8%
4 Merck KGaA, Germany 3.92 3.84 24 -7.5%
5 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 2.95 3.09 17 -1.1%
6 OSRAM AG, Germany 0.54 1.94 6 238.3%
7 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 0.33 1.43 8 304.1%
8 Surflay Nanotec GmbH, Germany 1.43 2 N/A
9 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 0.96 1.37 9 33.8%
10 Siemens AG, Germany 1.06 1.24 19 10.2%
11 Nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.17 0.90 2 409.7%
12 AMO GmbH, Germany 0.89 5 N/A
13 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.85 0.87 5 -4.1%
14 Proteros Biostructures GmbH, Germany 0.80 3 N/A
15 BioNTech AG, Germany 1.49 0.66 6 -58.1%
16 Trumpf Laser GmbH, Germany 0.50 0.63 1 18.0%
17 Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.04 0.59 3 1,242.0%
18 Monasterium Laboratory Skin and Hair Research Solutions GmbH, Germany 0.59 2 N/A
19 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 0.21 0.56 10 152.9%
20 Abberior Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.64 0.51 2 -24.5%
21 GlycoThera GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
22 Signatope GmbH, Germany 0.46 2 N/A
23 Labor Dr. Merk & Kollegen GmbH, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
24 Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH, Germany 0.25 0.39 3 47.9%
25 Singulus Technologies AG, Germany 0.25 0.34 3 25.2%
26 PNDetector GmbH, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
26 nextnano GmbH, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
27 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.22 0.32 8 41.2%
27 SAP AG, Germany 0.49 0.32 8 -37.4%
28 Micromod Partikeltechnologie GmbH, Germany 0.32 2 N/A
29 glyXera GmbH, Germany 0.30 2 N/A
30 ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.29 1 1,625.9%
30 HYDRO-BIOS Apparatebau GmbH, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
30 Accurion GmbH, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
30 Mast Diagnostica GmbH, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
30 Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe - Glas/Keramik - GmbH (FGK), Germany 0.29 1 N/A
31 Allianz SE, Germany 0.00 0.28 2 39,172.7%
32 Coriolis Pharma Research GmbH, Germany 0.28 2 N/A
33 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.18 0.28 3 43.8%
34 NPI Electronic GmbH, Germany 0.12 0.26 2 100.8%
35 NanoAnalytics GmbH, Germany 0.26 2 N/A
36 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.11 0.25 2 112.4%
36 Beiersdorf AG, Germany 0.17 0.25 1 41.6%
36 AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
36 Celltool GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
37 European Virtual Institute for Speciation Analysis (EVISA), Germany 0.24 3 N/A
38 PolyAn GmbH, Germany 0.12 0.22 1 78.3%
38 ATG:biosynthetics GmbH, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
39 Springer Nature AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.22 2 N/A
40 Evotec AG, Germany 0.51 0.21 4 -60.3%
41 PCO AG, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
41 Stadtentwässerung Kaiserslautern, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
41 Texplor Exploration and Environmental Technology GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
42 PNSensor GmbH, Germany 0.24 0.19 2 -22.5%
43 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.10 0.19 2 81.5%
44 Infineon Technologies AG, Germany 2.43 0.19 2 -92.6%
45 Institute Kurz GmbH, Germany 0.19 1 N/A
46 RheinCell Therapeutics GmbH (RCT), Germany 0.18 2 N/A
47 Otto Bock Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.59 0.18 11 -70.5%
48 Postnova Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.20 0.18 1 -14.2%
48 IONTOF GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
49 NOXXON Pharma AG, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
49 Jobst Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
49 Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. (FIBRE), Germany 0.17 1 N/A
49 TNG Technology Consulting GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
50 Wacker Chemie AG, Germany 0.16 2 N/A
51 Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC), Germany 0.75 0.16 1 -80.1%
52 InSCREENeX GmbH, Germany 0.16 1 N/A
53 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.17 0.16 2 -11.9%
54 Matricel GmbH, Germany 0.15 1 N/A
54 Raith GmbH, Germany 0.15 1 N/A
54 Silantes GmbH, Germany 0.15 1 N/A
55 Symrise AG, Germany 0.25 0.15 2 -45.1%
56 Metabion International AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
57 Charles River Discovery Research Services Germany GmbH, Germany 0.14 2 N/A
58 NVision Imaging Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
59 MetaSysX GmbH, Germany 0.20 0.13 1 -37.1%
60 Neaspec GmbH, Germany 0.20 0.13 1 -41.0%
60 Gesellschaft für Materialprüfung und Geophysik mbH (GMUG), Germany 0.13 1 N/A
60 SciClus GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
61 Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany 0.68 0.12 2 -83.1%
62 Cube Biotech GmbH, Germany 0.12 1 N/A
62 2bind GmbH, Germany 0.12 1 N/A
63 Lipotype GmbH, Germany 0.54 0.11 2 -80.4%
64 GeneWerk GmbH, Germany 0.11 2 N/A
65 Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Germany 0.68 0.11 2 -84.6%
65 IStLS - Information Services to Life Science, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
65 A.p.f. Aqua System AG, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
65 Sciloop, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
65 CONARIS Research Institute AG, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
66 Monasterium Laboratory, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
67 MTU Aero Engines AG, Germany 0.10 0.10 1 -5.6%
67 Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG), Germany 0.10 0.10 1 -5.6%
67 Multiscale Consulting, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
68 Hummingbird Diagnostics GmbH, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
69 Intellux Berlin GmbH, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
70 10° E Maritime Consulting, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
70 ChromoTek GmbH, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
70 Emissionskonzepte Motoren UG, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
71 Bioscientia Institut für Medizinische Diagnostik GmbH, Germany 0.16 0.09 2 -50.7%
72 ImevaX GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
72 Deutsche Börse Group, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
72 Patzold, Köbke Engineers GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
73 Alere Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.08 5 139.1%
73 Analytik Jena AG, Germany 0.08 5 N/A
74 Kerntechnische Entsorgung Karlsruhe GmbH (KTE), Germany 0.08 1 N/A
74 FAccTs GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
75 CeGaT GmbH, Germany 0.07 3 N/A
76 Natura Büro für zoologische und botanische Fachgutachten, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
76 Büro für faunistisch-ökologische Fachgutachten, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
76 nowcast GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
76 BioMed X GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
77 ScreenSYS GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
78 Mroe-Consulting, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
78 HBB Datenkommunikation und Abrechnungssysteme GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
78 Contilia GmbH, Germany 0.07 2 N/A
79 Chemometrix GmbH, Germany 0.08 0.06 1 -29.2%
79 DyNAbind GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
79 Wessling GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
80 OHB System AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
81 Zellmechanik Dresden GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
82 NEO New Oncology AG, Germany 0.06 0.06 2 -7.3%
83 NMR Service GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
83 Software Quality Systems (SQS) Group Limited, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
84 Endotherm GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
85 Vanguard Photonics GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
86 Heidelberg Engineering, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
87 Lipidomix GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.05 1 75.3%
88 Numerus Ltd., Germany 0.05 1 N/A
89 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.07 0.04 5 -35.6%
90 OsteoARC, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
90 Polymer Libraries GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
91 Swabian Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.04 1 45.2%
92 IFM Therapeutics, LLC, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
93 Apceth Biopharma GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
94 Freiberg Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.03 1 6.2%
95 Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.00 0.03 1 4,203.9%
95 Volkswagen AG, Germany 0.24 0.03 1 -87.7%
96 X-Spectrum GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
96 Vossius Partner, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
96 OmicScouts GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
97 Hilti Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
98 K-Metics GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
99 Munich Leukemia Laboratory (MLL), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
100 Diamond Materials GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A

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