2020 tables: Institutions - physical sciences - 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 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 7.49 8.28 77 8.8%
2 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 7.37 8.23 70 10.0%
3 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 3.06 2.39 6 -23.0%
4 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 5.12 2.03 14 -60.9%
5 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China 1.43 0.97 56 -33.2%
6 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.67 0.88 3 30.7%
7 TCL Corporation, China 0.71 0.78 3 7.1%
8 China Automotive Battery Research Institute Co., Ltd (CABRI), China 0.21 0.66 3 203.3%
9 Shandong Linglong Tire Co., Ltd., China 0.50 2 N/A
10 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 0.59 0.44 2 -25.7%
11 Elec-Tech International Co., Ltd. (ETi), China 0.43 1 N/A
12 BGI, China 0.51 0.41 4 -21.6%
13 China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry (CSIPI), China 0.01 0.37 3 3,174.7%
14 Beijing Capture Tech Co., Ltd., China 0.25 1 N/A
14 Yick Xin Technology Development Co., Ltd., China 0.25 1 N/A
15 Sinopec Corporation, China 0.30 0.24 3 -20.9%
16 YaLong River Hydropower Development Co., Ltd., China 0.27 0.23 2 -15.4%
17 Suzhou Innomed Medical Device Co., Ltd., China 0.23 1 N/A
18 Eleven‐Dimensional Nano‐material Research Institute, China 0.20 1 N/A
19 Hongzhiwei Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., China 0.19 1 N/A
20 Guangdong Poly Optoelectronics Co., Ltd., China 0.19 1 N/A
20 Shenzhen Planck Innovation Technologies Pte Ltd, China 0.19 2 N/A
21 Nuctech Company Limited, China 0.07 0.19 3 167.6%
22 Shoulder Electronics Limited, China 0.18 1 N/A
23 Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China 0.83 0.18 3 -79.1%
24 Qi's Academy, China 0.17 1 N/A
24 Shandong Oubo New Material Co., Ltd., China 0.09 0.17 2 80.6%
24 QuantumFabless Limited, China 0.17 1 N/A
24 Sunwave Communications Co. Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
25 China Energy Lithium Company, China 0.15 1 N/A
25 WonderSolar Co. Ltd., China 0.15 1 N/A
26 ZhongKe Quantz Medical (Suzhou) Co., LTD., China 0.13 1 N/A
27 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.41 0.12 1 -70.6%
28 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 0.25 0.12 2 -53.0%
29 Hanergy Mobile Energy Holding Group, China 0.11 1 N/A
29 Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research, China 0.11 1 N/A
29 Lihero Technology LTD., China 0.11 1 N/A
29 Suzhou GuanJie Nano Antibacterial Coating Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.11 1 N/A
30 WuXi AppTec, China 0.07 0.10 1 37.9%
30 China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO Group), China 0.30 0.10 1 -67.2%
30 Suzhou Xingshuo Nanotech Company, China 0.10 1 N/A
30 Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co., Ltd., China 0.10 1 N/A
30 Hefei ZC Optoelectronic Technologies Ltd., China 0.10 1 N/A
30 Alibaba Group Holding Limited, China 0.55 0.10 2 -82.0%
31 Guangzhou Jinan Biomedicine Research and Development Center, China 0.20 0.09 1 -54.4%
32 Ningbo Fengcheng Advanced Energy Materials Research Institute, China 0.08 1 N/A
32 X-Order Lab, China 0.08 1 N/A
32 CRRC Corporation Limited, China 0.08 1 N/A
32 Guangzhou Redsun Gas Applications Co., LTD., China 0.08 1 N/A
32 Trina Solar Energy Limited (TSL), China 0.08 1 N/A
33 Ningbo Ruiling New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.08 1 N/A
33 Wuxi Biortus Biosciences Co., Ltd., China 0.08 1 N/A
34 Guangzhou China Ray Optoelectronic Materials Co., Ltd., China 0.07 1 N/A
34 Jilin Changyu Advanced Materials Co., Ltd., China 0.07 1 N/A
34 Visionox Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.07 1 N/A
34 Hangzhou Gaoxi Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.07 1 N/A
34 Solargiga Energy Holdings Limited, China 0.07 1 N/A
35 EVOC Intelligent Technology Company Limited, China 0.26 0.07 2 -74.2%
35 Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd., China 0.26 0.07 2 -74.2%
36 Pharchoice Therapeutics Inc., China 0.07 1 N/A
36 EFlexPV Limited, China 0.07 1 N/A
36 Sichuan Zhongguang Lightning Protection Technologies Co., Ltd., China 0.07 1 N/A
37 Suzhou Powerhouse Electronics Co., Ltd., China 0.04 0.06 1 47.8%
37 Xi'an Modern Chemistry Research Institute, China 0.06 1 N/A
37 Dongyue Group, China 0.06 1 N/A
38 Advanced Micro‐Fabrication Equipment Inc., China 0.14 0.06 1 -59.4%
39 Topchoice Group, China 0.06 1 N/A
39 Wego Holding Company Limited, China 0.06 1 N/A
39 Kuang-Chi Institute of Advanced Technology, China 0.06 1 N/A
39 Changzhou IrS Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.06 1 N/A
39 Conmed Biosciences Inc., China 0.06 1 N/A
40 Shenzhen Six Carbon Technology Co. Ltd., China 0.05 1 N/A
41 Amcan Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China 0.05 1 N/A
42 General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (GRINM), China 0.10 0.05 1 -55.2%
42 Supremacy Future Technologies (SFT), China 0.05 1 N/A
43 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 0.55 0.04 1 -92.1%
44 Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group Co., Ltd., China 0.04 2 N/A
45 Shanghai Listent Medical Tech Co., LTD., China 0.04 1 N/A
46 Soft Intelligent Materials Co., Ltd., China 0.04 1 N/A
46 Lynxi Technologies Ltd., China 0.04 1 N/A
47 Fujian Strait Research Institute of Industrial Graphene Technologies, China 0.18 0.04 1 -80.1%
48 China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (CASIC), China 0.21 0.04 1 -83.1%
48 Anhui Suli Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.04 1 N/A
49 Truth Instrument Co., Ltd., China 0.03 1 N/A
50 Shanghai Industrial μTechnology Research Institute Co., Ltd. (SITRI), China 0.04 0.03 7 -24.8%
50 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China 0.04 0.03 7 -24.8%

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.