A Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator
Johnson Controls has been named a Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator for the sixth straight year.
The tenth edition of the annual report from Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, identifies companies at the pinnacle of the global innovation landscape by measuring the ideation culture that produces patents.
Over the past five years, Johnson Controls has invested almost US $3 billion in engineering, research and development and has grown its patent application filing more than threefold.
Chairman and CEO, George Oliver, explains:
"Innovation is at the heart of our mission to transform the spaces where people live, work and play,” “We are honoured that our team was recognised once again for its dedication to developing new technologies, products and services that help deliver on our mission for healthy people, healthy places and a healthy planet.
"Our engineering, research and development teams are reinvigorating our core product portfolio, ensuring new technologies are connected and future-ready, while empowering customers and communities to streamline building operations and deliver energy efficiencies that will help them meet their environmental goals."
Key recent developments at Johnson Controls are the launch of OpenBlue, a complete suite of connected solutions and services, that leverages digital integration to optimise the performance of buildings and assets. The company is also increasing investment in its product portfolio and leveraging new digital connectivity to provide healthy buildings solutions for customers.
The company has also grown its patent portfolio which reflects its investments in R&D, OpenBlue and other digital offerings, air quality (including the OpenBlue CleanAir offering), energy optimisation, and sustainability of its services, systems and equipment.
With its global reach, Johnson Controls is uniquely positioned to leverage its deep and diverse services experience during product R&D. For example, insights from Johnson Controls global services organisation’s history of integrating devices in a building allows Johnson Controls to innovate around building digital connectivity, contextualisation of building data, machine learning models, and artificial intelligence into Johnson Controls products.
VP of Intellectual Property, Karl Reichenberger, comments:
"Johnson Controls is particularly pleased to receive this award from Clarivate for the sixth year in a row,
"Clarivate carefully develops its Top 100 list based not only on quantity of patents, but also on qualitative patent metrics such as influence, success, and globalisation of a company’s innovative intellectual property and by those important measures Johnson Controls clearly outperforms in our industry."
Jeff Roy, president of Clarivate's IT group, adds: "We believe that human ingenuity can change the world for the better and improve our future. While innovation takes aim at the future, the drivers and dynamics shaping it are more constant. We congratulate this year’s Top 100 companies who have consistently raised the bar of innovation excellence."
The Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators 2021 come from three continents and 14 countries or regions.