Patents: Technion 40th in the World, 1st in Europe

A total of 63 U.S. utility patents were granted to the Technion in 2021, positioning it ahead of all other Israeli and European universities

The Technion is 40th in the world in the number of approved U.S. patents. The achievement – announced by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) in the U.S. and the Intellectual Property Owners Organization (IPO) — is based on U.S. Patent Office data for 2021.

The Technion, with 63 patents last year, ranks higher than the University of Oxford, Princeton University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and other well-established and well-known universities. The other Israeli university in the ranking is Tel Aviv University, which came in at #68. First on the list is the University of California.

Prof. Jacob (Koby) Rubinstein, the Technion’s executive vice president for research

Prof. Jacob (Koby) Rubinstein, Technion’s Executive Vice President for Research

Professor Jacob (Koby) Rubinstein, Technion’s Executive Vice President for Research, congratulated the researchers, faculty members, and students on their impressive achievements.

“The acceleration of the commercialization of developments and the registration of patents is a target that comes from our strategic decision to tighten the relationship between academia and industry,” said Prof. Rubenstein. “The Technion invests many resources in this field, and we intend to continue this trend to translate the intellectual property created at the Technion into applications that benefit humanity.”

The commercialization and patent-registration processes are led by Technion Technology Transfer (T3) – the Technion’s commercialization arm, which maintains hundreds of collaborations within different industries, and promotes the establishment of new startup companies (about 15 per year) based on Technion knowhow. The Technion is among the world’s top 20 universities in the field of entrepreneurship and in the establishment of startups.

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