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 Sanofi, France 4.43 9.46 33 105.8%
2 Total S.A., France 1.55 4.25 19 163.5%
3 Thales S.A., France 4.54 3.51 41 -25.4%
4 L’Oréal International, France 1.63 3 N/A
5 Saint-Gobain SA, France 1.00 1.10 4 5.6%
6 Pierre Fabre SA, France 0.25 1.05 5 303.9%
7 L'Oréal International, France 1.92 0.97 3 -51.2%
8 Servier Laboratories, France 0.27 0.90 6 220.0%
9 National Metrology and Testing (LNE), France 0.40 0.89 6 116.5%
10 Safran Group, France 0.26 0.64 3 138.4%
11 Innate Pharma S.A., France 0.94 0.64 4 -34.3%
12 Curadigm SAS, France 0.64 1 N/A
13 Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), France 1.02 0.61 8 -42.5%
14 SuperSonic Imagine, Inc., France 0.60 2 N/A
15 Airbus S.A.S., France 0.69 0.57 8 -20.9%
16 Gene&GreenTK, France 0.56 1 N/A
17 Olnica SAS, France 0.51 2 N/A
18 Genclis SA, France 0.50 1 N/A
19 SIAAP Headquarter, France 0.29 0.45 2 53.4%
20 APIX Analytics SA, France 0.43 1 N/A
21 Oril Industrie, France 0.40 1 N/A
22 Engie SA, France 0.38 1 N/A
22 Seqens, France 0.38 1 N/A
23 OSE Immunotherapeutics SA, France 0.18 0.36 1 95.7%
24 NH TherAguix SA, France 0.36 2 N/A
25 GenSight Biologics, France 0.35 1 N/A
26 Veolia Environnement S.A., France 0.87 0.34 2 -62.4%
27 Orano, France 0.33 0.33 2 -3.6%
27 Environnement-Investigations, France 0.33 1 N/A
27 Annealsys SAS, France 0.33 1 N/A
27 Compagnie Générale de Géophysique S.A., France 0.33 1 N/A
27 Expressions Parfumées SAS, France 0.33 1 N/A
28 Diaccurate, France 0.31 1 N/A
29 Adict Solutions (ADICT), France 0.30 1 N/A
30 The Michelin Group, France 1.01 0.30 1 -71.8%
31 GenoSplice Technology SARL, France 0.08 0.29 3 237.0%
32 TheraVectys SA, France 0.27 2 N/A
33 Ipsen Group, France 1.24 0.27 1 -78.7%
34 Sanofi Chimie S.A., France 0.37 0.27 2 -29.9%
35 Magic LEMP, France 0.10 0.25 1 141.1%
35 Arkema S.A., France 1.14 0.25 1 -78.9%
35 Novaptech SAS, France 0.25 1 N/A
35 Fluigent SA, France 0.25 1 N/A
35 Specific Polymers, France 0.25 1 N/A
35 Saft SA, France 0.25 1 N/A
35 Syndivia SAS, France 0.25 1 N/A
35 Ureka - ImmuPharma Group, France 1.25 0.25 1 -80.7%
36 Météorage, France 0.23 2 N/A
37 Actalia, France 0.23 1 N/A
38 Quandela, France 0.07 0.23 2 226.1%
39 Institut Lafayette, France 0.21 1 N/A
40 Minakem, France 0.20 1 N/A
40 Spygen SAS, France 0.20 2 N/A
40 Laboratoires Clarins, France 0.20 1 N/A
40 Vitesco Technologies France SAS, France 0.20 1 N/A
40 Cisbio Bioassays, France 0.20 1 N/A
41 NanoMedSyn, France 0.12 0.20 2 56.0%
42 Xentech SAS, France 0.12 0.18 1 49.0%
42 Saur Group, France 0.18 2 N/A
43 Carbios SAS, France 0.18 1 N/A
44 Capital Fund Management (CFM), France 0.21 0.17 1 -22.9%
44 M2i Life Sciences SA, France 0.26 0.17 1 -38.0%
44 Air Liquide, France 0.34 0.17 1 -53.1%
44 iXBlue SAS, France 0.42 0.17 1 -62.1%
44 CTTM, France 0.17 1 N/A
44 Guerbet, France 0.17 1 N/A
44 HAP2U SAS, France 0.17 1 N/A
45 Teclis Scientific, France 0.16 1 N/A
46 BURGEAP SA, France 0.14 1 N/A
46 OceanScope, France 0.14 1 N/A
46 nCx Instrumentation, France 0.14 1 N/A
47 NovAliX, France 0.04 0.13 1 234.3%
48 Spin-Ion Technologies, France 0.02 0.13 2 462.1%
49 Technopole Brest-Iroise, France 0.13 2 N/A
50 CS Corporation, France 0.02 0.13 1 430.3%
50 Cellectis SA, France 2.00 0.13 1 -94.0%
50 GrAI Matter Labs, France 0.13 1 N/A
50 CASC4DE, France 0.13 1 N/A
50 Dynamita Sarl, France 0.13 1 N/A
50 De Sangosse SAS, France 0.13 1 N/A
50 SAYENS SAS, France 0.13 1 N/A
51 GenoScreen, France 0.12 1 N/A
52 Inovarion SAS, France 0.19 0.12 3 -40.3%
53 Dassault Systèmes (3DS), France 0.40 0.11 1 -73.2%
53 Artificial Intelligence Retail and Design (AIR&D), France 0.11 1 N/A
53 Elementar France Sarl, France 0.11 1 N/A
53 STRATAGEM974, France 0.11 1 N/A
53 Actronika SAS, France 0.11 1 N/A
54 Limagrain, France 0.00 0.11 2 4,729.7%
55 AlyZ Biosciences, France 0.10 1 N/A
55 Bloomoon, France 0.10 1 N/A
56 Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva), France 0.09 1 N/A
57 Vivet Therapeutics SAS, France 0.54 0.09 1 -84.3%
58 Iris Pharma SAS, France 0.08 1 N/A
58 ERAMET Group, France 0.08 1 N/A
59 CeleScreen SAS, France 0.08 1 N/A
60 BioMérieux SA, France 0.08 4 N/A
61 E-PHY-SCIENCE, France 0.06 0.08 1 26.1%
61 Netris Pharma S.A.S., France 0.29 0.08 1 -74.6%
61 CVA Group, France 0.08 1 N/A
61 La Coopération Agricole, France 0.08 1 N/A
61 Bio-Eco Sciences and Technologies, France 0.08 1 N/A
61 FRM Ingenierie, France 0.08 1 N/A
61 Enterome, France 0.08 1 N/A
62 Inotrem SA, France 0.07 1 N/A
63 Centre Technique du Papier (CTP), France 0.07 1 N/A
64 New Imaging Technologies SA (NIT), France 0.07 1 N/A
64 CryoCapCell, France 0.07 1 N/A
64 Dassault Aviation, France 0.07 1 N/A
65 Association pour le Développement de l’Enseignement et de la Recherche (ADERA), France 0.07 0.06 1 -15.6%
65 BioMeca SAS, France 0.06 1 N/A
66 Antea Archeologie Sarl, France 0.06 1 N/A
67 iMean, France 0.06 1 N/A
67 Panaxium SAS, France 0.06 1 N/A
67 Lycée A. et L. Lumière, France 0.06 1 N/A
68 Suez S.A., France 0.14 0.05 1 -66.3%
68 Adisseo SA, France 0.25 0.05 1 -80.7%
68 Damavan Imaging, France 0.05 1 N/A
68 Evotec, France, France 0.05 1 N/A
69 oramacell.com, France 0.04 1 N/A
70 Biotope, France 0.04 1 N/A
71 Accelerator for Research in Radiochemistry and Oncology at Nantes Atlantic (ARRONAX), France 0.04 2 N/A
72 Spascia SAS, France 0.04 1 N/A
73 Armines, France 0.09 0.03 2 -63.3%
74 Groupe RAGT, France 0.00 0.03 1 1,316.2%
75 Orange S.A., France 0.17 0.03 1 -83.0%
76 Interactive Biosoftware, France 0.03 2 N/A
77 Open Mind Innovation, France 0.03 1 N/A
78 French National Railway Company (SNCF), France 0.05 0.03 1 -54.1%
79 Alvéole, France 0.03 1 N/A
79 Groupe Danone S.A., France 0.03 1 N/A
80 ProGeLife, France 0.02 1 N/A
80 ACTHYS-Diffusion, France 0.02 1 N/A
81 Yelen Analytics, France 0.02 1 N/A
82 Rougier S.A., France 0.01 2 N/A
83 Pixyl S.A., France 0.07 0.01 1 -85.6%
84 Integrative Phenomics, France 0.00 1 N/A

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.