December 10, 2012

Group-pride: IFPEN Ranking

So, i know, it is just another ranking. Well...

Press releases : IFP Energies nouvelles makes Thomson Reuters' Top 100 Global Innovators in 2012

05 December 2012

IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) has earned a place in Thomson Reuters' list of Top 100 Global Innovators for the second year running.

The ranking, which measures innovation in intellectual property, is determined using a variety of patent-related criteria. This includes application success (the ratio of published applications to granted patents), the volume of patents in innovative areas like new technologies, global coverage (inventions patented with all "quadrilateral" patent authorities, i.e. in Europe, Japan, China and the US) and the patents' impact (the number of times they are cited by competitors).

The award is due recognition of IFPEN's policy of innovation and industrial development, aimed at protecting research, promoting technology transfer to industry, and creating wealth and jobs.

It is not the first time IFPEN has been rewarded for innovation. In 2011 the French institute for intellectual property (INPI) ranked it 11th in France by number of published patents. That puts IFPEN among the top three research bodies in France, with the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), and the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS). When adjusted to account for workforce (1,700 staff), IFPEN climbs to number one.
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