Israel's Technion ranks No. 1 in Europe for submitting US patents

In 2023, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology had 48 patents sanctioned in the United States, which positioned the educational institution 65th globally and the leading university in all of Europe for number of patents
The Technion- - Israel Institute of Technology holds the distinction of being the foremost university in Europe, and features among the global top 100, when considering the volume of patents granted in the United States. This is based on a 2023 ranking from the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), which employed data from the United States Patent Office (USPTO). The editors of the ranking emphasized that "the list accentuates the crucial role patents play in transforming academic research and innovation into practical applications, and the pivotal part academic institutions play in the sphere of innovation."
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In the new rankings, the Technion is positioned 65th globally, having secured 48 patents in the previous year - narrowly trailing Yale University, New York University and the University of Washington. This marks a leap of three places from 2022, when the Technion was placed 68th worldwide. When the count of approved U.S. patents is adjusted against the number of faculty numbers, the Technion ranks 20th in the world and, unsurprisingly, takes the top spot in Europe.
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The Technion in Haifa
The Technion in Haifa
The Technion in Haifa
(Photo: Technion Spokesperson)
"I take immense pride in the sustained success we've achieved over the past three years," said Rona Semler, who heads T3, the Technion's Trading Unit. "The Technion's global recognition, ranking among the top 20 universities worldwide in terms of the number of U.S.-approved patents relative to staff size, and being first in both Israel and Europe, is outstanding. This notable accomplishment mirrors the scientific brilliance of the Technion's research staff and underscores T3's command in managing intellectual property. It stands as testimony to our enduring dedication to innovation and collaboration, reinforcing the Technion's reputation as a pioneer in innovative research and technological advancements."
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