The 2013 Global Innovation 1000 Study: Navigating the digital future

Year after year, our Global Innovation 1000 study has demonstrated that it is not how much companies spend on research and development that determines success — what really matters is how those R&D funds are invested in capabilities, talent, process, and tools. In addition to our recurring analysis of R&D spending trends, our ninth annual study of the world’s 1,000 largest publicly listed corporate R&D spenders focuses on the digital enablers of the innovation process: how the most successful companies are — and aren’t — using digital tools and processes to improve speed, decrease cost, enhance quality, reduce complexity, and sharpen insight into customer and market needs to improve their innovation efforts.

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Global Innovation 1000 videos

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Author Barry Jaruzelski discusses R&D spending by all companies on the 2013 Global Innovation 1000 list.
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Author John Loehr reviews the 10 most innovative companies ranked by our survey respondents this year.
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Authors Barry Jaruzelski, John Loehr, and Richard Holman explain how digital enablers are helping companies innovate.

Infographics

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This interactive graphic compares region and industry R&D spending by all Global Innovation 1000 companies over the past nine years.
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This interactive graphic shows the 20 publicly traded companies worldwide that spent the most on R&D in each of the past nine years.

Key publications

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Strategy&’s annual study of R&D spending reveals the tools that are transforming innovation — from customer insight to product launch.
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An interactive graphic about the tools that are transforming innovation.

Additional resources

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Having an R&D budget alone doesn't lead to successful innovation. Companies need to be set up to encourage, recognize, support, and implement great ideas. Plus, a new Strategy& online survey helps you check your innovation proficiency.
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Year after year, we determine the largest spenders on R&D across the world. We also ask executives to identify the companies they consider to be the most innovative in the world.

Media kit

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Our global press release for the 2013 Global Innovation 1000 study.
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This report highlights key facts and figures about trends in R&D spending and this year’s theme on the digital enablers of the innovation process.