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Innovation Profile: Singapore

Updated Time: 15 Nov 2018

The key growth sectors driven by innovation in Singapore is blockchain in retail, government and identity management. In the last 50 years, a total of 261,193 patent applications have been filed and 254,128 have been granted in Singapore. The main technology areas in terms of patent volume are medicine and solid state devices. Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Qualcomm and Sony are the top patent owners

Growth Sectors

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


VC Investment

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

263,806 Active Patents

254,128 Grants

261,193 Applications

There are currently 263,806 active patents that have been granted for use in Singapore.

Key Technologies

Top 10 technology areas that Singaporean 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 Singapore based on the number of patents they own.

Valuable Patents

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


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