U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Ranked ‘Top Global Innovator’ in 2017

NIH building 1Health and Human Services (HHS) tops Reuters’ second annual ranking of the Top 25 Global Innovators – Government, a list that identifies and ranks the publicly funded institutions doing the most to advance science and technology. The rankings were compiled in partnership with Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, and are based on proprietary data and analysis of indicators including patent filings and research paper citations.

Reuters moved HHS to the top from 4th place in 2016, largely due to its increasingly influential patent portfolio of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which saw a rise in the number of citations by researchers at other institutions around the world.

The NIH Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) plays a strategic role by supporting the patenting and licensing efforts of our NIH Institutes and Centers. OTT protects, monitors, markets and manages the wide range of NIH discoveries, inventions, and other intellectual property as mandated by the Federal Technology Transfer Act and related legislation.

A list of all the licensing opportunities (most of them based on NIH patents) are is available for licensing here: https://www.ott.nih.gov/opportunities