ITRI and 10 Other Companies from Taiwan Awarded Top 100 Global Innovators 2023

Hsinchu, Taiwan---ClarivateTM today awarded the Top 100 Global Innovators 2023 to 11 Taiwan-based companies. The winners are a diverse range of businesses, including Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Hon Hai Precision Industry, MediaTek, Quanta Computer, AUO, Delta Electronics, Realtek Semiconductor, Wistron, and two new entrants: Nanya Technology and Winbond Electronics. ITRI has achieved a place on the Top 100 list for the seventh time and sixth consecutive year. This accomplishment has made ITRI the most awarded organization among Taiwan entities and Asian research institutions.

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.”