2020 tables: Institutions - corporate

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 5.49 7.63 25 34.5%
2 BASF SE, Germany 8.75 6.53 38 -27.7%
3 Bayer AG, Germany 5.51 5.68 30 -0.3%
4 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 3.09 2.92 19 -8.4%
5 Merck KGaA, Germany 3.84 1.80 14 -54.8%
6 Infineon Technologies AG, Germany 0.19 1.75 3 786.7%
7 OSRAM AG, Germany 1.94 1.53 3 -23.8%
8 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 0.56 1.44 14 149.3%
9 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.37 1.22 6 -13.6%
10 Siemens AG, Germany 1.24 1.07 19 -16.5%
11 Grillo-Werke AG, Germany 1.00 1 N/A
12 Ford-Werke GmbH, Germany 0.81 1 N/A
13 Taros Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.73 5 N/A
14 MenloSystems, Germany 0.73 2 N/A
15 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 1.43 0.68 6 -54.2%
16 Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC), Germany 0.16 0.65 5 300.2%
17 Evotec AG, Germany 0.21 0.58 5 160.6%
18 PolyAn GmbH, Germany 0.22 0.53 2 130.1%
19 Singulus Technologies AG, Germany 0.34 0.50 4 43.9%
20 Lipotype GmbH, Germany 0.11 0.47 3 301.9%
21 Nanolytics, Gesellschaft für Kolloidanalytik mbH, Germany 0.45 1 N/A
22 Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany 0.44 1 N/A
23 Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany 0.12 0.44 3 244.4%
24 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.87 0.43 5 -51.6%
25 Climate Risk Analysis, Germany 0.42 2 N/A
26 NanoTag Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.42 2 N/A
27 CreativeQuantum GmbH, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
27 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
28 Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Germany 0.11 0.39 5 237.5%
29 Photonion GmbH, Germany 0.01 0.37 2 3,243.4%
30 Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN GmbH - Hamburg), Germany 0.35 3 N/A
31 NVision Imaging Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.14 0.33 1 136.5%
31 Deutsche Rückversicherung AG (Deutsche Rück), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
32 DyNAbind GmbH, Germany 0.06 0.31 1 383.7%
33 Centogene AG, Germany 0.31 4 N/A
34 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.28 0.31 2 7.5%
35 Otto Bock Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.18 0.31 8 61.0%
36 Knauer Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH, Germany 0.30 1 N/A
36 Signatope GmbH, Germany 0.46 0.30 1 -36.7%
37 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.19 0.29 4 48.1%
38 Schott AG, Germany 0.29 2 N/A
39 Volkswagen AG, Germany 0.03 0.28 3 776.6%
40 RheinEnergie AG, Germany 0.28 1 N/A
41 Kleindiek Nanotechnik GmbH, Germany 0.27 1 N/A
42 NPI Electronic GmbH, Germany 0.26 0.27 6 1.1%
43 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.25 0.27 2 3.6%
44 JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.27 1 N/A
45 Experimental Pharmacology and Oncology Berlin-Buch GmbH (EPO), Germany 0.26 1 N/A
46 Neaspec GmbH, Germany 0.13 0.25 2 96.5%
47 SAP AG, Germany 0.32 0.25 4 -25.1%
48 MetaSysX GmbH, Germany 0.13 0.25 1 81.4%
48 ATG:biosynthetics GmbH, Germany 0.22 0.25 1 8.8%
48 Trumpf Laser GmbH, Germany 0.63 0.25 1 -61.3%
48 PAS Technology Deutschland GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
48 Nanomatch GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
48 iThera Medical GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
48 Ziegler Biosolutions, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
48 WeissBioTech GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
48 RENOLIT SE, Germany 0.25 2 N/A
49 TechnologieZentrumDortmund GmbH (TZDO), Germany 0.23 4 N/A
49 PROvendis GmbH, Germany 0.23 4 N/A
50 Hydrotox - Labor für Ökotoxikologie und Gewässerschutz GmbH, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
51 glyXera GmbH, Germany 0.30 0.22 3 -30.1%
52 Silantes GmbH, Germany 0.15 0.21 1 34.7%
52 Proteopath, Germany 0.21 1 N/A
53 IsoAnalysis UG, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
53 ÜberResearch, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
53 Surface Concept GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
53 GATTAquant GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
54 Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.19 1 N/A
55 Preussen Elektra GmbH, Germany 0.19 1 N/A
56 XL-protein GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.18 1 779.4%
56 Cynora GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
56 Nanoscribe GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
57 Spetec GmbH, Germany 0.17 2 N/A
58 Brainlab AG, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
59 Wacker Chemie AG, Germany 0.16 0.17 1 -1.0%
59 PCO AG, Germany 0.20 0.17 1 -19.4%
59 nextnano GmbH, Germany 0.33 0.17 1 -51.6%
59 Acquandas GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
59 QoD Technologies GmbH i. Gr., Germany 0.17 1 N/A
59 Cytena GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
59 ISC Konstanz e.V., Germany 0.17 1 N/A
59 Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
59 Avant-Garde Materials Simulation (Deutschland) GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
60 WWF Germany, Germany 0.16 3 N/A
61 Secarna Pharmaceuticals GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.16 1 N/A
62 Cellular Phenomics Oncology GmbH (CPO), Germany 0.16 1 N/A
63 Proteros Biostructures GmbH, Germany 0.80 0.15 1 -81.3%
64 2bind GmbH, Germany 0.12 0.14 1 17.5%
64 Inversion Lab (iLab), Germany 0.14 1 N/A
64 Xylem Services GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
64 NanoTemper Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
64 MAB Discovery GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
64 LaCoSys GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
65 KWS SAAT SE, Germany 0.00 0.14 3 7,257.4%
66 Munich Leukemia Laboratory (MLL), Germany 0.03 0.13 3 356.0%
67 Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
68 Heliatek GmbH, Germany 0.12 2 N/A
69 Life Molecular Imaging GmbH (LMI), Germany 0.12 1 N/A
70 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.16 0.11 1 -30.9%
70 Alacris Theranostics GmbH, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
70 NACHTaktiv - Biologen für Fledermauskunde GbR, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
70 Interessengemeinschaft Fledermausschutz und -forschung in Thüringen (IFT) e.V., Germany 0.11 1 N/A
70 Akademie für Menschliche Medizin GmbH (AMM), Germany 0.11 1 N/A
71 SpaceTech GmbH (STI), Germany 0.11 1 N/A
72 Synaptic Systems GmbH, Germany 0.11 2 N/A
73 BMW Group, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
73 ZyDoLab, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
73 AIMS Scientific Products GmbH, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
73 Sartorius AG, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
74 NICE Solar Energy GmbH, Germany 0.10 2 N/A
75 solutions4arctic, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
75 Hamburgische Schiffbau‐Versuchsanstalt GmbH (HSVA), Germany 0.09 1 N/A
76 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.32 0.08 3 -75.0%
77 NMR Service GmbH, Germany 0.06 0.08 1 45.1%
77 AMO GmbH, Germany 0.89 0.08 1 -90.9%
77 AnthroArch GbR, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
77 MoloX GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
77 Ethris GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
78 Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.59 0.08 2 -86.6%
79 Alere Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.08 0.07 2 -9.8%
79 Analytik Jena AG, Germany 0.08 0.07 2 -9.8%
80 Sicoya GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
80 Lohmann Tierzucht GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
80 GE Sensing and Inspection Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
80 Consulting-Geo, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
80 Toptica Photonics AG, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
81 Bioscientia Institut für Medizinische Diagnostik GmbH, Germany 0.09 0.07 1 -21.8%
82 Kongsberg Maritime Contros GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
83 BioMed X GmbH, Germany 0.07 0.06 2 -14.1%
84 BIOSAXS GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
84 300Microns GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
84 Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
85 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.04 0.06 4 28.7%
86 Sirion-Biotech GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
87 Targenomix, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
87 NanoPET Pharma GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
87 Scienta Omicron GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
87 GATC Biotech AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
88 Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.03 0.05 1 69.3%
88 Allianz SE, Germany 0.28 0.05 1 -81.4%
89 geoFact GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
90 Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG., Germany 0.05 1 N/A
91 Deutsche Rockwool Mineralwoll GmbH & Co. OHG, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
92 IFM Therapeutics, LLC, Germany 0.03 0.05 1 31.9%
92 THATec Innovation GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
92 TÜV SÜD, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
93 Sciomics GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
94 Springer Nature AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.22 0.04 1 -81.4%
95 Wellcomet GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
96 MediGene AG, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
96 Aquantec Company for Water and Environment GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
97 Surflay Nanotec GmbH, Germany 1.43 0.04 1 -97.6%
97 SBS Bühnentechnik GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
98 Dig it! Company GbR, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
99 ISAR Bioscience GmbH, Germany 0.03 2 N/A
100 GeneWerk GmbH, Germany 0.11 0.03 1 -76.8%

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