Top 50 institutions by normalized WIPO patent families

Research institutions listed in the following table appeared in the top 200 Nature Index in 2016, by weighted fractional count. The table includes the total number of STEM articles in the Web of science and WIPO patent families from the Derwent innovation index. Institutions are ranked by normalized WIPO patent families, which divides patent families by STEM articles. Lens influence rank is included for comparison.

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Normalised WIPO patent rank Lens influence rank Institution Country/Region Web of science STEM documents 2006–2016* WIPO patent families 2006–2016 Normalized WIPO patent families
1 172 Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) France 63,082 3,958 0.063
2 82 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) South Korea 29,823 1,463 0.049
3 3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States of America (USA) 77,401 2,411 0.031
4 46 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) South Korea 17,213 523 0.030
5 6 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) Israel 16,589 475 0.029
6 1 The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) United States of America (USA) 15,446 430 0.028
7 NA National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) Japan 16,598 459 0.028
8 29 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States of America (USA) 43,713 984 0.023
9 39 RIKEN Japan 33,450 723 0.022
10 19 University of Utah (Utah) United States of America (USA) 46,516 960 0.021
11 63 Kyushu University Japan 44,695 865 0.019
12 22 Rice University United States of America (USA) 16,109 304 0.019
13 76 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) Japan 34,923 611 0.017
14 31 Osaka University Japan 65,770 1,110 0.017
15 139 Tohoku University Japan 63,420 1,069 0.017
16 162 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) India 58,772 939 0.016
17 122 Nagoya University Japan 43,766 695 0.016
18 141 Seoul National University (SNU) South Korea 82,540 1,310 0.016
19 56 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) Israel 33,462 526 0.016
20 95 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) Japan 110,412 1,727 0.016
21 104 Yonsei University South Korea 50,134 774 0.015
22 53 Kyoto University Japan 79,023 1,215 0.015
23 119 University of Florida (UF) United States of America (USA) 76,062 1,133 0.015
24 2 The Rockefeller University United States of America (USA) 9,413 136 0.014
25 116 Hokkaido University (Hokudai) Japan 41,396 582 0.014
26 69 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU) United States of America (USA) 88,777 1,215 0.014
27 121 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT) Israel 28,362 387 0.014
28 151 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) France 372,101 4,718 0.013
29 NA National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) France 128,265 1,555 0.012
30 NA Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) United States of America (USA) 24,537 295 0.012
31 47 University of Rochester (UR) United States of America (USA) 35,016 411 0.012
32 64 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) United States of America (USA) 44,650 517 0.012
33 183 Tsinghua University (TH) China 80,525 924 0.011
34 30 The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) United States of America (USA) 123,975 1,409 0.011
35 24 University of Southern California (USC) United States of America (USA) 50,365 560 0.011
36 41 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland 36,120 397 0.011
37 48 Cornell University United States of America (USA) 81,215 891 0.011
38 9 Stanford University United States of America (USA) 104,655 1,146 0.011
39 181 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore 48,434 528 0.011
40 161 Arizona State University (ASU) United States of America (USA) 32,238 348 0.011
41 NA Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) United States of America (USA) 33,549 359 0.011
42 176 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) Spain 111,022 1,173 0.011
43 156 Tel Aviv University (TAU) Israel 46,863 492 0.010
44 174 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Germany 33,401 349 0.010
45 32 Purdue University United States of America (USA) 49,514 514 0.010
46 43 University of Pennsylvania (Penn) United States of America (USA) 103,664 973 0.009
47 146 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 68,509 636 0.009
48 113 University of California System United States of America (USA) 502,862 4,563 0.009
49 118 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) China 19,467 170 0.009
50 70 University of Michigan (U-M) United States of America (USA) 115,092 1,002 0.009

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

* Source: Clarivate analytics.

† Applied and Granted WIPO patent families. Source: Derwent innovation index by Clarivate analytics.

‡ Normalized WIPO patent families = WIPO patent families / STEM documents.

For individual institutions included in university systems, see the University systems table.