Furukawa Electric Receives “Top 100 Global Innovators 2017” Award

Clarivate Analytics

High Praise for Our Innovative IP Activities to Develop Global Business

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. has been selected in the “Top 100 Global Innovators 2017” awards, judged by Clarivate Analytics (headquarters: Philadelphia, U.S.A.; Japan office: Minato-ku, Tokyo), and on June 12, Furukawa Electric received a trophy from the company. The intellectual property activities of the Furukawa Electric Group have been recognized in the awards three times so far, with the last award received in 2015.
Furukawa Electric received high praise in the criteria of “success,” which is based on the rate of patents granted, “globalization,” which is an indicator of patents applied for in the United States, Europe, China, and Japan, and “influence,” which is an indicator of the frequency at which a company's patents is cited in the inventions of other companies.


Reasons for selection (cited by Clarivate Analytics)

This award signifies high global approval of our intellectual property activities toward new technologies that will carry future business. We believe that our selection for the award is a result of our work in R&D activities and IP activities carried out under the banner of strategy and globalization, and as such, we will continue to work to bolster these activities even further.

Left: Satoshi Sakurai, IP Solutions Senior Director, Clarivate Analytics Japan

Right: Tetsuro Ijichi, Corporate Senior Vice President and CTO, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.


Top 100 Global Innovators

Clarivate Analytics analyzes intellectual property and patent trends based on proprietary data to determine the world's most innovative corporations and institutions. The analysis covers four main criteria: patent volume, success, globalization, and influence. Begun in 2011, the Top 100 Global Innovators report is now in its seventh year.

For details, please see the Clarivate Analytics press release.

For more details about Furukawa Electric intellectual property activities, click on the link below.


Global Award 2017 Satoshi Sakurai, IP Solutions Senior Director, Clarivate Analytics Japan  Right: Tetsuro Ijichi, Corporate Senior Vice President and CTO, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.

Green Trough in Denmark

Furukawa appoints a new Green Trough distributor in Denmark.

ACTE are the Furukawa Green Trough distributor for Denmark. is now live and represents ACTE's dedicated railway division.

Statement from ACTE:

'It´s with great pleasure and pride I can inform you all that we have launched our dedicated rail business webpage

It's in Danish language - the Green Trough products can be found here:




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Furukawa Electric Europe will be attending these events and we look forward to meeting you there.

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