2021 tables: Institutions - corporate

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc., Canada 1.78 1.65 3 -10.7%
2 Acuitas Therapeutics, Canada 0.02 0.90 7 3,803.5%
3 GHGSat, Inc., Canada 0.28 0.71 2 145.9%
4 Paraza Pharma Inc., Canada 0.14 0.71 3 376.4%
5 Centre National en Électrochimie et en Technologie Environnementales Inc. (CNETE), Canada 0.67 2 N/A
6 ProteinQure Inc., Canada 0.60 1 N/A
7 Stantec Inc., Canada 0.17 0.51 4 194.1%
8 NanoAcademic Technologies Inc., Canada 0.04 0.50 1 1,057.1%
9 Adapsyn Biosciences, Canada 0.20 0.47 1 126.0%
10 StemCell Technologies, Inc., Canada 0.12 0.46 2 258.2%
11 Lallemand SAS, Canada 0.38 1 N/A
12 Englobe Corporation, Canada 0.33 2 N/A
13 Biospective Inc., Canada 0.29 1 N/A
14 Nautilus Biosciences Canada Inc., Canada 0.27 0.27 1 -3.6%
15 PQ Corporation, Canada 0.25 1 N/A
15 Primodal Inc., Canada 0.25 1 N/A
16 Arnot Research and Consulting Inc. (ARC), Canada 0.41 0.23 2 -47.4%
17 Glabat Solid‐State Battery Inc. (GLABAT), Canada 0.22 0.20 3 -11.2%
17 Frontier Geosciences Inc., Canada 0.20 1 N/A
18 Few-cycle Inc., Canada 0.19 2 N/A
19 Willow Biosciences Inc., Canada 0.18 1 N/A
20 Armitage Environmental Sciences, Inc. (AES), Canada 0.13 0.17 1 28.6%
20 inCTRL Solutions Inc., Canada 0.17 0.17 1 -3.6%
20 FG & Partners Ltd., Canada 0.17 1 N/A
20 Suncor Energy, Inc., Canada 0.17 1 N/A
20 Savron Solutions, Canada 0.17 1 N/A
20 IFP Canada, Canada 0.17 1 N/A
20 Calaber1 Resources, Canada 0.17 1 N/A
20 Fibics Incorporated, Canada 0.17 1 N/A
21 SCIREQ Scientific Respiratory Equipment Inc., Canada 0.17 2 N/A
22 Triumph Gold Corporation, Canada 0.14 1 N/A
22 Fortinet, Inc., Canada 0.14 1 N/A
22 Hydromantis Environmental Software Solutions, Inc., Canada 0.14 1 N/A
22 Repare Therapeutics, Canada 0.14 1 N/A
23 PotashCorp, Canada 0.06 0.14 3 144.1%
24 Pacylex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Canada 0.14 1 N/A
25 VaxAlta Inc., Canada 0.13 1 N/A
26 Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), Canada 0.08 0.13 1 44.6%
26 Klimaat Consulting and Innovation Inc., Canada 0.13 1 N/A
26 Isotope Tracer Technologies Inc. (IT2), Canada 0.13 1 N/A
27 Bioinfo, Canada 0.03 0.12 2 289.4%
28 Quantum Benchmark Inc., Canada 0.07 0.11 1 60.7%
28 ARCTIConnexion, Canada 0.19 0.11 1 -42.9%
28 Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs) - Head Office, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
28 Structura Biotechnology Inc., Canada 0.11 1 N/A
28 Appili Therapeutics, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
28 WSP Global Inc., Canada 0.11 1 N/A
28 Phoenix Geophysics, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
29 IMicrosolder, Canada 0.11 2 N/A
30 Génome Québec, Canada 0.39 0.10 12 -73.8%
31 Outer Shores Expeditions, Canada 0.10 1 N/A
32 Socivolta Inc., Canada 0.09 1 N/A
33 Hatfield Consultants, Canada 0.08 1 N/A
33 Chlorion Pharma, Inc., Canada 0.08 1 N/A
34 SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Canada 0.20 0.08 2 -63.8%
35 Apogee Steel Fabrication Inc., Canada 0.07 1 N/A
35 Innova Montreal, Inc., Canada 0.07 1 N/A
36 Les Kutny Consultant, Canada 0.07 1 N/A
37 Geneseeq Technology Inc., Canada 0.03 0.06 1 85.3%
38 Fonex Data Systems Inc., Canada 0.06 1 N/A
39 Hemmera, Canada 0.05 1 N/A
39 Trillium Therapeutics Inc., Canada 0.05 1 N/A
40 Luna Nanotech Inc., Canada 0.05 1 N/A
41 Oncolytics Biotech Inc., Canada 0.05 1 N/A
41 SciTech Environmental Consulting, Canada 0.05 1 N/A
42 Nautilus Environmental Company, Inc., Canada 0.05 1 N/A
43 Northern Biologics Inc., Canada 0.58 0.04 1 -92.7%
44 Sightline Innovation Inc., Canada 0.04 1 N/A
44 Gydle Inc., Canada 0.04 1 N/A
45 FujiFilm VisualSonics, Inc., Canada 0.04 1 N/A
45 House Gordon Software Company Ltd., Canada 0.04 1 N/A
46 Calgary Laboratory Services (CLS), AHS, Canada 0.09 0.04 2 -60.6%
47 Complete MT Solutions Inc. (CMTS), Canada 0.25 0.04 1 -85.7%
47 BlueDot Inc., Canada 0.04 1 N/A
48 NSCNC Manufacturing Ltd., Canada 0.04 1 N/A
49 Uisce (Ishka) Consulting International Ltd., Canada 0.03 1 N/A
50 Golder Associates Limited, Canada 0.63 0.03 1 -95.5%
51 Centre for Environmental ​Genomics Applications (CEGA), Canada 0.03 1 N/A
52 Teledyne Optech, Inc., Canada 0.03 1 N/A
53 BC Hydro and Power Authority, Canada 0.08 0.02 1 -71.2%
54 MolecuLight, Canada 0.02 1 N/A
55 Argmix Consulting, Canada 0.01 4 N/A
56 Thoth Technology Inc., Canada 0.01 1 N/A
57 Three-Speed Logic, Inc., Canada 0.00 0.01 1 71.4%
58 Deep Genomics Inc., Canada 0.04 0.00 1 -90.8%
59 Axela Inc., Canada 0.00 1 N/A
60 Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG), Canada 0.09 0.00 1 -97.9%
60 Manitoba Hydro, Canada 0.29 0.00 1 -99.3%

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.