For the third consecutive year, Honeywell has been selected as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators in 2013 by Thomson Reuters. The proprietary program recognizes the 100 most innovative companies in the world according to a series of patent-related metrics that get to the essence of what it means to be truly innovative.
Honeywell currently has more than 32,000 patents or patent-pending applications worldwide, which help the company innovate technologies to address tough challenges linked to global macro trends such as safety and security, energy efficiency, clean energy generation, and globalization. Honeywell International had 3,344 unique inventions between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.
“Now in its third year, the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators study provides further evidence that innovative organizations– those that secure global patent protection for their intellectual property, continue to push the envelope with new technologies and invest more in R&D – are those that outperform the S&P 500 on virtually every measure of business success. Since inception, the Top 100 have consistently seen increases in annual revenue greater than those of the S&P index,” said David Brown, managing director, Thomson Reuters IP Solutions. “These are the companies that are driving growth, creating jobs and pioneering new products and services; we are honored to recognize their efforts through this annual program.”
For information about the award, read Thomson Reuters press release.