When it comes to innovative technologies, global corporations and high-tech enterprises may be at the forefront of public attention. But away from the spotlight, universities and research institutes are quietly leading the way in many technical fields. Discover the most important think tanks across Europe, including numerous winners and finalists of the European Inventor Award.
According to the EPO's 2012 Annual Report, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet led the field in terms of patent applications among European research institutes. In the international ranking, the Danish university even placed second, right behind the University of California.
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