Some of the most important innovations of the 21st century began life as research projects, and universities continue to lead the way in new understandings of areas such as medicine, engineering, and the wider world around us.

Using Reuters' list of the 100 most innovative universities, we selected the top 10 and used these in our universities whitepaper to re-rank them using the following three metrics:

  • The distribution of patents owned by the top 5 inventors
  • The single most valuable patent by university
  • The innovation growth rate