For the 5th year running, IFPEN has earned a place in Thomson Reuters' list of Top 100 "Global innovators".
The innovation value of an organization is assessed on the basis of four criteria:
The award is due recognition of the quality of IFPEN's policy of innovation and industrial development, aimed at protecting the results of its research and promoting technology transfer to industry, in order to support the competitiveness of French and European companies.
According to the 2014 INPI ranking of patent filers in France, IFPEN is ranked in 13th position.
That puts IFPEN among the top three research bodies in France, with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), and the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS). When adjusted to account for workforce, IFPEN climbs to number one.
Almost half of these patents concern new energy technologies (NETs).
IFPEN's presence among the top innovators confirms its commitment to the new technologies of the energy transition and its determination to support the emergence of new industrial processes across France through innovation.