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 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 1.46 1.76 13 18.8%
2 Infineon Technologies AG, Germany 0.19 1.75 3 803.1%
3 BASF SE, Germany 1.64 1.42 13 -14.5%
4 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 0.25 0.77 10 202.5%
5 MenloSystems, Germany 0.73 2 N/A
6 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 0.69 1 N/A
7 Singulus Technologies AG, Germany 0.34 0.50 4 46.6%
8 Siemens AG, Germany 0.28 0.45 9 58.9%
9 Nanolytics, Gesellschaft für Kolloidanalytik mbH, Germany 0.45 1 N/A
10 Merck KGaA, Germany 0.49 0.39 3 -22.1%
11 NanoTag Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.35 1 N/A
12 Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN GmbH - Hamburg), Germany 0.35 3 N/A
13 NVision Imaging Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.14 0.33 1 140.8%
13 Deutsche Rückversicherung AG (Deutsche Rück), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
14 Schott AG, Germany 0.29 2 N/A
15 Trumpf Laser GmbH, Germany 0.63 0.25 1 -60.6%
15 Nanomatch GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
15 iThera Medical GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
15 ATG:biosynthetics GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
16 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 0.89 0.22 2 -76.1%
17 Surface Concept GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
17 GATTAquant GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
18 Preussen Elektra GmbH, Germany 0.19 1 N/A
19 Nanoscribe GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
20 Volkswagen AG, Germany 0.03 0.18 2 472.6%
21 nextnano GmbH, Germany 0.33 0.17 1 -50.7%
21 Evotec AG, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
21 Acquandas GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
21 ISC Konstanz e.V., Germany 0.17 1 N/A
22 2bind GmbH, Germany 0.12 0.14 1 19.6%
22 NanoTemper Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
23 Heliatek GmbH, Germany 0.12 2 N/A
24 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.10 0.11 1 9.5%
24 Alacris Theranostics GmbH, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
25 SpaceTech GmbH (STI), Germany 0.11 1 N/A
26 BMW Group, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
27 NICE Solar Energy GmbH, Germany 0.10 2 N/A
28 AMO GmbH, Germany 0.89 0.08 1 -90.8%
28 RENOLIT SE, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
28 Ethris GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
29 GE Sensing and Inspection Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
29 Toptica Photonics AG, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
30 Kongsberg Maritime Contros GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
31 Targenomix, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
31 NanoPET Pharma GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
31 GATC Biotech AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
32 Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.03 0.05 1 72.4%
32 Allianz SE, Germany 0.03 0.05 1 72.4%
33 glyXera GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
33 KWS SAAT SE, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
34 Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG., Germany 0.05 1 N/A
35 THATec Innovation GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
36 Surflay Nanotec GmbH, Germany 1.43 0.04 1 -97.5%
36 SBS Bühnentechnik GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
37 APCON AeroSpace & Defence GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
38 Active Fiber Systems GmbH (AFS), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
39 Bundesdeutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Veränderliche Sterne e.V. (BAV), Germany 0.00 0.02 1 301.8%
40 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.12 0.01 1 -88.7%
40 SAP AG, Germany 0.12 0.01 1 -88.7%

Footnote

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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.