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Safran listed in the top 50 most innovative companies in the world


We often read that innovation is at the heart of Safran’s DNA: the ranking of the most innovative companies published by Clarivate on Tuesday March 5, 2024, is further proof of this. In all, 100 organizations around the world were identified and ranked, with Safran coming in 46th position. Read on for a closer look at this ranking.

Painting of the seat shell in the clean room at the Chihuahua site in Mexico (Safran Seats)

Safran comes in 46th position in the worldwide ranking of the 100 most innovative companies unveiled by Clarivate on March 5, 2024. This international recognition follows Safran’s ranking as the number one patent filer in France in 2022 and 2023

With more than 15,000 inventions covered by nearly 51,500 intellectual property titles, and more than 1,200 Group inventions patented on a yearly basis, Safran illustrates its determination to be at the forefront of technological breakthroughs

Our patent portfolio is a reflection of our innovation-driven differentiation strategy.
Jean-Marc Brunel, Group Intellectual Property Director

A ranking of excellence

For 13 years, Clarivate (which is specialized in the production of knowledge and intellectual property services) has been identifying the most innovative organizations throughout the world. This is the 11th year in a row that the Group has appeared on this list. For the first time, Clarivate has decided to create a ranking from this list, basing itself on four criteria: the number of patents published by the organization, their quality, their international scope and their influence. 

This spot among the 50 most innovative companies in the world attests not only to the vitality of our teams, but also to the efficiency of our innovation strategy. This innovation strategy notably relies on significant and regular investment in R&D – in particular on solutions that contribute to sustainable development – and on the special attention paid to the formalization and protection of inventions by all stakeholders.
Jean-Marc Brunel, Group Intellectual Property Director