At the award ceremony, ITRI President Edwin Liu delivered a speech attributing this achievement to ITRI’s successful intellectual property (IP) strategy. This strategy involves actively developing net-zero technologies and obtaining patents of the same, which is conducive to supporting industry players in aligning with Taiwan’s Pathway to Net-Zero Emissions in 2050. Furthermore, ITRI has fostered connections between the Small and Medium Enterprise Credit Guarantee Fund (SMEG) and 26 critical financial institutions, creating a network for intangible asset financing services that has enabled 25 startups and small and medium enterprises to obtain financing with patents, thus driving Taiwan’s industrial upgrading. Additionally, ITRI has collaborated with academic and research entities to establish a patent pool, creating a diverse patent portfolio that gives its members advantages in the global market.
Vasheharan Kanesarajah, Head of Strategy, Intellectual Property, Clarivate, said, “We congratulate ITRI for being named a Top 100 Global Innovator for seven years running. According to our analysis ITRI has shown remarkable progress in innovation in several aspects. ITRI’s patents have an enormous impact on global innovation across multiple sectors – many of them are cited by Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Company Limited in Japan, Samsung in South Korea, companies in the United States including IBM, AT&T, and Apple, in areas of semiconductors, telecommunications, and Organic Light Emitting Diodes. We look forward to seeing ITRI continue to drive industrial and economic development with its innovative ideas and solutions.”