TOKYO, February 17, 2023 – Ricoh has once again been recognized in the “Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators 2023” list as announced today by Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation. This recognition is given to organizations that demonstrate consistent, above-the-bar innovation excellence and sit at the very top of the global innovation ecosystem. This marks the fourth time Ricoh has been featured on the list.
To select the Top 100 Global Innovators, Clarivate performs a thorough comparative analysis of global invention data to assess the strength of every patented idea, using measures tied directly to their innovative power. To move from individual idea strength to identify the organizations that create them more consistently and frequently, Clarivate sets two threshold criteria that potential candidates must meet and then adds a measure of their patented innovation output over the past five years.
Ricoh regards intellectual property, which results from human creativity and technological development, as one of its most important management assets. In recent years, in light of our transformation from an office automation manufacturer to a digital services company, how we utilize our intellectual property has been essential to executing Ricoh's business strategies. Ricoh also collaborates with multiple stakeholders to innovate and acquire intellectual property and promotes its utilization.
Ricoh will continue creating, acquiring, and exploiting intellectual property based on our business and technology strategies to develop and protect our business and continue demonstrating innovation excellence.
Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services that enable individuals to work smarter from anywhere.
With cultivated knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history, Ricoh is a leading provider of digital services, information management, and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation and optimize business performance.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group has major operations throughout the world and its products and services now reach customers in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2022, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,758 billion yen (approx. 14.5 billion USD).
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