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Innovation Profile: Canada

Updated Time: 15 Nov 2018

The key growth sectors driven by innovation in Canada are G.Fast chipset, blockchain in retail and low power wide area networks. In the last 50 years, a total of 1,908,020 patent applications have been filed and 2,050,706 have been granted in Canada. The main technology areas in terms of patent volume are medicine and genetic engineering. Procter & Gamble, General Electric and BASF are the top patent owners

Growth Sectors

The table below shows the top 5 markets for innovation based on annual growth rate in Canada.


VC Investment

The graph below shows the level of venture capitalist investment in Canada over the past 5 years.

427,697 Active Patents

2,050,706 Grants

1,908,020 Applications

There are currently 427,697 active patents that have been granted for use in Canada.

Key Technologies

Top 10 technology areas that Canadian patents fall into, with the size of the box corresponding to the number of patents.

Patent Owners

The graph below shows the top companies and individuals for innovation in Canada based on the number of patents they own.

Valuable Patents

The ranking below shows some of the most valuable active patents in Canada.


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