The 2015 Global Innovation 1000: Innovation’s new world order

This year, Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business, examined the R&D footprint of some of the world's top companies to understand how much they are spending on R&D, where and how that spend has shifted since our last study on this topic in 2008. We found that the globalization of R&D has become the norm and that the flow of R&D funds is shifting away from Europe and aggressively moving towards Asia. The Global Innovation 1000 studies of the past have long confirmed its not how much you spend, but how you spend it and now it is also where you spend it that determines your success.

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Global Innovation 1000 videos

The 2015 Global Innovation 1000 video: Innovation's new world order
Author Barry Jaruzelski discusses where corporate R&D spending shifts have occurred and why.
The 2015 Global Innovation 1000 video: R&D back on track
Examination of R&D spending by the Global Innovation 1000 and the 10 Most Innovative Companies in 2015.

Interactives

The 2015 Global Innovation 1000 interactive: Comparison of R&D spending by regions and industries
This interactive graphic compares region and industry R&D spending by all Global Innovation 1000 companies over the past 11 years.
The 2015 Global Innovation 1000 interactive: Top 20 R&D spenders 2005–2015
This interactive graphic shows the 20 publicly-traded companies worldwide that spent the most on R&D in each of the past 11 years.

Media kit

The 2015 Global Innovation 1000 media report
This report highlights key insights and figures about trends in R&D spending and where companies have shifted their corporate R&D programs since 2007.
The 2015 Global Innovation 1000 fact pack
Slide presentation of the most relevant findings from the 2015 Global Innovation 1000 study.

Additional resources

The 2015 Global Innovation 1000: The top 20 R&D spenders and 10 most innovative companies
Year after year, we determine the largest corporate R&D spenders globally. We also ask R&D executives to identify the companies they consider to be the most innovative in the world.

2015 Global Innovation 1000 infographics
2015 Global Innovation 1000 infographics
These infographics summarize the R&D spending trends of the world's largest R&D spenders by region, as well as individual trends in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. from 2007 and 2015.

Where companies spend their R&D money
In this interactive companion piece to the 2015 Global Innovation 1000 study, see how companies headquartered in North America, Europe, and Asia have shifted their R&D spending from 2007 to today.

Innovation Accelerator tool
Understand your company's readiness to innovate and what it takes to create a stronger set of innovation capabilities by taking this short survey.