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 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 14.16 11.93 273 -18.8%
2 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 11.83 9.49 108 -22.7%
3 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 3.66 8.25 47 117.4%
4 BGI, China 10.33 7.74 52 -27.8%
5 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 4.74 6.67 23 35.9%
6 WuXi AppTec, China 1.59 4.78 18 189.6%
7 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 1.87 4.71 26 142.3%
8 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 1.22 3.81 12 201.5%
9 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 3.44 2.99 18 -16.0%
10 HitGen Inc., China 1.00 2.46 5 137.3%
11 CETHIK Group Corporation, China 2.39 8 N/A
12 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 4.79 2.19 14 -55.9%
13 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 2.63 2.09 11 -23.2%
14 Sinopec Corporation, China 3.20 1.89 22 -43.1%
15 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 0.82 1.82 14 114.5%
16 Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China 0.59 1.28 3 109.1%
17 HEC Pharm, China 1.24 2 N/A
18 China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO Group), China 0.25 1.13 2 333.9%
19 Baidu Inc., China 0.94 4 N/A
20 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 3.59 0.91 5 -75.4%
21 TCL Corporation, China 0.78 0.87 2 7.4%
22 Novogene Co., Ltd., China 0.34 0.84 12 136.7%
23 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 1.90 0.82 9 -58.3%
24 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China 1.06 0.76 40 -30.9%
25 JX Technologies, China 0.75 1 N/A
26 Suzhou Xingshuo Nanotech Company, China 0.19 0.74 2 271.8%
27 Topchoice Group, China 1.06 0.74 11 -32.8%
28 Fosun Pharma, China 0.71 1 N/A
29 Beijing Drainage Group Co., Ltd. (BDG), China 0.21 0.70 2 215.6%
30 China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), China 0.70 2 N/A
31 Hunan Changling Petrochemical Technology Development Co., Ltd., China 1.01 0.70 4 -33.1%
32 China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC Group), China 0.56 0.68 4 16.9%
33 Beijing OriginWater Technology Co., Ltd. (BOW), China 0.11 0.66 3 473.4%
34 Zhejiang Jinhua CONBA Bio-pharm. Co., Ltd. (JINHUA CONBA), China 0.89 0.65 5 -29.8%
35 GrandOmics Biosciences, China 0.30 0.61 2 93.0%
36 Tencent, China 0.20 0.60 3 191.6%
37 China Automotive Battery Research Institute Co., Ltd (CABRI), China 0.87 0.60 3 -33.8%
37 Zhejiang Raybow Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., China 0.60 1 N/A
38 Shanghai Aerospace Equipment Manufacture LTD., China 0.56 3 N/A
39 Shanghai Qi Zhi Institute, China 0.55 5 N/A
40 Shanghai Suxin Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China 0.50 0.54 2 3.3%
41 Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), China 0.52 3 N/A
42 Beijing Waterworks Group Co., Ltd., China 0.17 0.50 1 189.3%
42 Shaanxi Haisheng Fresh Fruit Juice Co., Ltd., China 0.83 0.50 1 -42.1%
42 Launch-Pharma Technologies, China 0.50 1 N/A
43 Shenzhen Planck Innovation Technologies Pte Ltd, China 0.19 0.50 5 157.0%
44 Guangzhou Hexin Instrument Co., Ltd., China 0.17 0.50 6 187.3%
45 Mabwell (Shanghai) Bioscience Co., Ltd., China 0.48 1 N/A
46 Singlera Genomics Inc., China 0.05 0.47 1 758.8%
47 Zhejiang Energy R&D Institute Co., Ltd., China 0.47 2 N/A
48 Sinosteel Corporation, China 0.09 0.45 8 358.9%
49 Sinovac Biotech Co., Ltd., China 0.09 0.44 1 367.9%
50 North China Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (NCPC), China 0.17 0.43 1 147.9%
51 Simcere Pharmaceutical Group, China 0.43 3 N/A
52 Hangzhou Tianchuang Environmental Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.40 1 N/A
53 ENN Energy Holdings Ltd., China 0.06 0.40 4 513.3%
54 Beijing Solidwill Sci-Tech Co., Ltd., China 0.38 1 N/A
55 Guangzhou Lee & Man Technology Company Limited, China 0.29 0.37 2 23.7%
56 Xinyang Kemei New Material Co., Ltd., China 0.43 0.36 2 -17.3%
57 Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd (GAC Group), China 0.36 1 N/A
58 Wuxi Water Group Co., Ltd., China 0.35 1 N/A
59 Alibaba Group Holding Limited, China 0.13 0.35 7 169.0%
60 Power Construction Corporation of China (Power China), China 0.35 2 N/A
61 China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), China 0.34 1 N/A
61 National Vaccine and Serum Institute, China 0.34 1 N/A
62 Shenzhen HUASUAN Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.34 2 N/A
63 Baowu Group, China 0.34 7 N/A
64 GoldenKeys High-Tech Materials Co., Ltd., China 0.33 0.33 1 -3.6%
64 Sanming Hexafluo Chemicals Company, Ltd., China 0.33 1 N/A
64 SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), China 0.33 1 N/A
64 Origin Space Co. Ltd., China 0.33 2 N/A
65 Shanghai Chengtou Water (Group) Co., Ltd., China 0.28 0.31 2 8.7%
66 Hangzhou Dixiang Import & Export Co. Ltd, China 0.31 1 N/A
67 China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. (CSG), China 0.69 0.31 2 -56.6%
67 Shanghai Leeya Ecological Engineering Co., Ltd., China 0.31 2 N/A
68 Jinneng Clean Energy Technology Limited (Jinergy), China 0.30 1 N/A
68 Biomics Biotechnologies Co., Ltd., China 0.30 1 N/A
68 Beijing Abace Biotechnology Co., Ltd, China 0.30 1 N/A
69 EFlexPV Limited, China 0.07 0.30 4 330.3%
70 Baic Motor Corporation Ltd., China 0.01 0.30 8 1,898.0%
71 Yancheng Fangyuan Envirmental Protection Technology Ltd., China 0.09 0.30 12 213.3%
71 Nanjing Jiusi High-Tech Co., Ltd., China 0.09 0.30 12 213.3%
71 China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM), China 0.09 0.30 12 213.3%
72 Beijing Capital Co., Ltd., China 1.16 0.29 1 -75.9%
73 Asymchem Labs., China 0.23 0.29 2 22.4%
74 Shandong Kangqiao Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China 0.14 0.29 2 92.8%
74 Huadong Medicine Co., Ltd., China 0.17 0.29 1 65.3%
74 Xi'an Gu Bo Electronic Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.29 1 N/A
74 Kangda International Environmental Protection Co., Ltd., China 0.29 2 N/A
74 Jiangsu Aosaikang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (ASK), China 0.29 1 N/A
75 Analytical Biosciences Limited, China 0.28 3 N/A
76 Poly OptoElectronics TECH. Ltd., China 0.23 0.27 1 12.7%
77 Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China 0.57 0.27 3 -54.0%
78 Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd., China 0.09 0.27 3 182.0%
79 Beijing Cord Blood Bank, China 0.25 1 N/A
79 NingBo iGeneTec Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.25 1 N/A
79 Anhui Chungu 3D Institute of Intelligent Equipment and Industrial Technology, China 0.25 1 N/A
79 Kemai Chemical Co., Ltd., China 0.25 1 N/A
79 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), China 0.25 1 N/A
79 Shenzhen Webio Co., Ltd., China 0.25 1 N/A
79 Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Technology Development Center Co., Ltd., China 0.25 1 N/A
80 Abmart Shanghai Co., Ltd., China 0.24 1 N/A
81 AnchorDx Medical Co., Ltd., China 0.24 1 N/A
82 National Optoelectronics Innovation Center (NOEIC), China 0.24 2 N/A
83 Shanghai Celliver Biotechnology Co. Ltd., China 0.24 1 N/A
84 General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (GRINM), China 0.55 0.23 2 -58.5%
85 Advanced Micro‐Fabrication Equipment Inc., China 0.06 0.23 2 282.5%
85 Nextomics Biosciences Co., Ltd., China 0.45 0.23 2 -50.3%
86 Datong Coal Mine Group Co., Ltd., China 0.23 1 N/A
87 CoreTech Integrated Limited, China 0.06 0.23 2 249.0%
88 Suzhou Abogen Biosciences Co., Ltd., China 0.23 1 N/A
89 IER Environmental Protection Engineering Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.08 0.23 2 160.3%
90 Ningbo Huayan Energy Efficiency Environmental Protection Safety Design and Research Co., Ltd., China 0.22 1 N/A
90 Zhejiang Supermat Sen-Ray Technology, China 0.22 1 N/A
90 Beijing Ability Technology Company Limited, China 0.22 1 N/A
90 Yunnan Yunjing Forestry and Pulp Mill Co., Ltd., China 0.22 1 N/A
91 Guangzhou Wolbaki Biotech Co., Ltd., China 0.17 0.22 1 20.3%
92 Accendatech Co., Ltd., China 0.21 1 N/A
92 Wanhua Industrial Group Co., Ltd., China 0.21 1 N/A
92 Guohe Environmental Research Institute (Nanjing) Co., Ltd., China 0.21 1 N/A
92 Nanjing Innovation Center for Environmental Protection Industry Company, Limited., China 0.21 1 N/A
93 Enkris Semiconductor Inc., China 0.21 2 N/A
94 Deepwise, China 0.21 1 N/A
95 Organtec Ltd., China 0.08 0.20 1 150.7%
95 QiLu Pharmaceutical (HaiNan) Company, Ltd., China 0.13 0.20 1 54.3%
95 Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute (Group) Co., Ltd., China 0.17 0.20 1 10.7%
95 Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited (NAMI), China 0.20 1 N/A
95 China Tabacco Guizhou Industrial Co. Ltd., China 0.20 1 N/A
95 Beijing Kawin Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.20 1 N/A
95 Doye Pharma Co., Ltd., China 0.20 1 N/A
95 China Iron and Steel Research Institute Group Co., Ltd. (CISRI), China 0.20 1 N/A
95 Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., Ltd., China 0.20 1 N/A
95 Zhuhai Water Environment Holdings Group Ltd., China 0.20 1 N/A
95 China Huaneng Group, China 0.20 1 N/A
95 Guangzhou Sailong Additive Manufacturing Co., Ltd., China 0.20 1 N/A
95 Suzhou Nanowin Science and Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.20 1 N/A
95 Biozeron Biotech Ltd., China 0.20 1 N/A
95 Dongguan Enlife Stem Cell Biotechnology Institute, China 0.20 1 N/A
95 Ningbo Electric Power Design Institute, China 0.20 1 N/A
95 EVOC Intelligent Technology Company Limited, China 0.09 0.20 2 107.8%
96 Guangdong Wens Foodstuff Group Co., Ltd., China 0.20 2 N/A
97 Huazhi Rice Bio-Tech Co., Ltd., China 0.20 2 N/A
98 Hangzhou Repugene Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.19 2 N/A
99 Annoroad Gene Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.17 0.19 4 9.1%
100 Geneplus-Beijing Institute, China 0.29 0.19 2 -37.1%

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.