Te Connectivity (TE) have proudly announced it has been named in the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovator by Clarivate Analytics. The annual report highlights the most successful organisations in the world that are active in innovation through research and development, protection of their IP and the achievement of commercial success. This is the seventh consecutive year TE has been recognised.
"Innovation is at the heart of our culture and our company values, so we are proud to be recognised as a global innovator for the seventh straight year," said CEO Terrence Curtin. "We continually challenge ourselves to develop new and improved technologies for our customers and to drive the innovation that creates a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future."
TE Connectivity helps customers in nearly 150 countries create the technology of tomorrow in industries including transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and home appliances. The company has more than 7,000 global engineers, over 14,000 patents and approximately $650m invested into R&D and engineering annually.
The 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators report honours the most innovative corporations and institutions in the world as determined by analysing proprietary data including patent volume, patent-grant success rates, global reach and invention influence. You can view the full list and report on the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovator program, here.