The Technion is the leading university in Israel and Europe, and one of the top 100 in the world for registered patents in the United States. The National Academy of Inventors just released its report for 2023, based on data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

The Technion filed 48 patents in the past year, ranking the University 65th in the world and first in Israel and Europe. This marks a rise of three places from 2022 when the Technion was ranked 68th in the world. When adjusting for the number of faculty, the Technion ranks 20th in the world. 

“I am immensely proud to spotlight our remarkable achievement for the third consecutive year,” said Rona Samler, general manager of T3 – the Technion technology transfer office. “T3’s unwavering commitment to innovation and collaboration remains a driving force behind impactful contributions to the global landscape, solidifying the Technion’s reputation as a pioneer in cutting-edge research and technological advancements.” 

The Technion’s patent portfolio currently includes 1,815 registered patents and patent applications. In addition to commercialization of Technion research and patent registration, T3 helps establish approximately 15 startups a year based on Technion’s technical knowledge. 

“I am proud to be part of an institution that invests resources in the technological market, ensuring that research breakthroughs do not remain confined to the boundaries of academia but positively impact the industrial sector and, consequently, society as a whole,” said Professor Lihi Zelnik-Manor, executive vice president for innovation and industry relations. “Our commitment to bridging the gap between academia and industry is a central part of the Technion’s mission.”