Zachy Hennessey
March 3

With 48 patents approved in the United States during 2023, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa has secured the annual top spot in US patent approvals, both in Israel and throughout Europe. 

Home of four Nobel laureates, the Technion now ranks 65th globally according to the latest rankings from the National Academy of Inventors, based on data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This marks a climb of three places from its 2022 position of 68th.

Prof. Lihi Zelnik-Manor, Executive Vice President for Innovation and Industry Relations at the Technion, emphasized the institution’s significant investment in fostering innovation and bridging the gap between academia and industry.

“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,” she said.

The Technion’s patent portfolio currently includes 1,815 registered patents and patent applications, with the Technion Technology Transfer Office (T3) facilitating the commercialization process. T3 promotes the establishment of approximately 15 new startups each year.

T3 General Manager Rona Samler noted the Technion’s consistent dominance in Israel and Europe, and its place among the top 20 universities worldwide for patents granted per faculty member.

“Our unwavering commitment to innovation and collaboration remains a driving force behind impactful contributions to the global landscape, solidifying Technion’s reputation as a pioneer in cutting-edge research and technological advancements,” she said.

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