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NSSMC Named a Top 100 Global Innovator in 2017 for Sixth Consecutive Year

May. 29, 2018

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation

NSSMC Named a Top 100 Global Innovator in 2017 for Sixth Consecutive Year

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) was recognized as one of the world’s top 100 most innovators, by receiving the “2017 Top 100 Global Innovator Award" for the sixth consecutive year. The award was sponsored by Clarivate Analytics (formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuter; based in Philadelphia, U.S.; Japan office in Minato-ku, Tokyo). The award was presented with a trophy today, May 29.

This award, now in its seventh year, gives recognition to the world’s most innovative companies and institutions which have protected and commercialized unique innovative as intellectual property. The award selection methodology is based on four criteria; patent volume, patent-grant success rates and invention influence for the past five years, and global reach for the past three years.

In selecting NSSMC, Clarivate Analytics commented that NSSMC was selected for the sixth consecutive year given its particularly high rating in consistent “success rates” and “global reach”.


NSSMC’s Vice President Shinji Tanimoto(Left)


Of the world’s top 100 innovators named for 2017, 39 are Japanese companies, (there were 34 in 2017). Among them, NSSMC is the only steel company given an award for a sixth consecutive year, from 2012. We feel honored that our many years of R&D activities and intellectual property creation have won us objective recognition as one of the world’s most innovative companies. We are committed to continue extensive R&D activity, protect and utilize the resultant intellectual property, and thus support our global business development.


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