The Innovators Toolkit: Here are the world’s Best Innovation labs

In industry and technology sectors R&D is a crucial component of innovation and a key factor in developing products and Services.

Ashish Katuwal
Feb 28 · 24 min read
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Research and Development plays a critical role in the innovation process. It’s essentially an investment in technology and future capabilities which is transformed into new products, processes, and services.

R&D spaces still play an important role in bringing out innovations in our community and around us.

Below are some of the world best innovation labs, Research and Development spaces which has successfully bring a lot of innovative solutions before us:

1.Palo Alto Research Center (PARC):

Located in Silicon Valley, PARC is a renowned Open Innovation company that’s been at the heart of some of the most important technological breakthroughs of our time. We bring leading scientists, engineers, and designers together to form bespoke teams across a series of Focus Areas that we believe are the future of technology, science, and innovation.

Creativity and science are core to PARC’s mission to reduce the time and risk attached to innovation. We draw on our revered history and our energy for the future to create technologies that improve our world and solve complex challenges.

Working with PARC means benefiting from something unique. Because every technological challenge is different, the team you work with will assemble and grow organically, based on your innovation goals. It’s this approach to combining expertise and capabilities that have led to some of our most interesting and exciting R&D, technology and IP projects with startups, government agencies and Fortune 500 partners.

https://www.parc.com/

2. AT&T Research

Our mission is to bring our unique legacy and ongoing culture of innovation to tackle some of the most difficult technical problems related to 5G and edge computing, artificial intelligence, quantum networking through AT&T Labs, AT&T Foundry and more.

The AT&T Foundry is a network of innovation centers — physical spaces where engineers, designers, developers and business experts test and build prototypes for real-world solutions. We explore new territory with startups, technology collaborators and enterprise customers. We drive innovation from concept to commercialization.

We are passionate about creating real solutions that can add exponential value. With every project we try to build positive connections. The Foundry is a preview of the future.

https://about.att.com/sites/labs_research

https://about.att.com/innovation/technology_research_museum

Mit media lab

3. MIT Media Lab

”The combination of computing and communication, as we know it now and can expect it to evolve in the decades ahead, will vastly expand human creative capacity.”

–Jerry Wiesner, Media Lab building dedication, 1986

True to Jerry’s vision, for over 30 years Media Lab researchers have anticipated and created technologies to make our lives safer, cleaner, healthier, fairer, and more productive. But along with benefits, technology’s everyday efficiencies have also brought their share of issues: obesity, poverty, ethical implications, bullying, divergent politics. The Media Lab’s antidisciplinary research community is uniquely equipped to address these concerns, leveraging the best that technology has to offer, and connecting technology back to the social and the human. Current Lab research examines the deeper implications of where technology creation and adoption has led us — and where we want to go next.

https://www.media.mit.edu/

4. Facebook Research

AR/VR Research

https://research.fb.com/category/augmented-reality-virtual-reality/

5. Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics began as a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where they developed the first robots that ran and maneuvered like animals. Now we are taking the next step, combining the principles of dynamic control and balance with sophisticated mechanical designs, cutting-edge electronics, and software for perception, navigation, and intelligence. Boston Dynamics has an extraordinary technical team of engineers and scientists who seamlessly combine advanced analytical thinking with bold engineering and boots-in-the-mud practicality.

https://www.bostondynamics.com/

6. IBM Research

IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs, with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents. We play the long game, investing now in tomorrow’s breakthroughs. Watson, the world’s first cognitive system, is the fruit of over 50 years of IBM research in artificial intelligence. Today, it forms a core part of IBM’s business.

Our scientists are charting the future of artificial intelligence, breakthroughs like quantum computing, how blockchain will reshape the enterprise and much more. We are dedicated to applying AI and science to industry challenges, whether it’s discovering a new way for doctors to help patients, teaming with environmentalists to clean up our waterways or enabling retailers to personalize customer service.

http://www.research.ibm.com/

7.Nokia Bell Labs

Bell Labs is renowned for its profound influence on the evolution of telecommunications and information technologies and consequently how people connect, collaborate, compute and communicate.

This is classic Bell Labs — innovating by drawing from the global community of brilliant minds. But it is also the new Bell Labs because the ideas don’t just come from people working inside the labs, but from outside the labs as well. And with this, we are providing the opportunity for innovators to transform the way we live again — and maybe win the next Nobel Prize, or Emmy or Grammy.

https://www.bell-labs.com/

8. Singularity University

Singularity University is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better future for all.

Our collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. We offer educational programs, courses, and summits; enterprise strategy, leadership, and innovation programs; programs to support and scale startups and promote social impact; and online news and content. The SU community includes entrepreneurs, corporations, global nonprofits, governments, investors, and academic institutions in more than 127 countries. With over 5,000 impact initiatives, our community is driving positive change in the areas of health, environment, security, education, energy, food, prosperity, water, space, disaster resilience, shelter, and governance.

https://su.org/

9.Intel Labs

Intel Labs Is a Hub for Breakthroughs.
Intel Labs works with and sponsors leading researchers around the world. That includes prominent university science and technology centers, The National Science Foundation, and the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Together we are doing research that’s transforming how machines think, learn, and adapt and how we compute, secure, and communicate the data that fuels our digital economy.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/research/overview.html

10. Palantir

We believe in augmenting human intelligence, not replacing it.

With good data and the right technology, people and institutions today can still solve hard problems and change the world for the better.

In 2004, when we looked at the available technology, we saw products that were too rigid to handle novel problems, and custom systems that took too long to deploy and required too many services to maintain and improve.

We saw automated approaches that failed against adaptive adversaries, and all-or-nothing access controls that forced organizations to make unacceptable trade-offs between collaborating and securing sensitive data from misuse.

We saw a need for a different kind of technology, and we knew it would take a different kind of company to build it. That’s why we founded Palantir.

https://www.palantir.com/

11. Google X

X is a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.

https://x.company/

12. Fab labs

Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), and became into a collaborative and global network. You can find more information about Fab Labs on the Fab Foundation Website. The annotated photo below illustrates the facilities of a typical Fab Lab.

https://fablabs.io/

13. Bits and Atoms

We help smart cities think for themselves.
Bits and Atoms is a network of urbanists and technologists who work with clients in industry, government, and the non-profit sector to create the conditions for smart cities to flourish organically, by design.
We do this by using foresight, scenario thinking, and digital inclusion as the keys to urban innovation.

https://www.bitsandatoms.net/

14. Impossible labs

We are a group of people who have come together to help solve meaningful problems and guide global change. Cancer diagnosis. Fake news. Bots in the work place. Creative self. Opaque supply chains. Fair insurance. Emotional connectivity.
Building communities. Refugees’ reality. Remittances. Global world heritage. Waste in fashion. Blockchain and ownership.

Our core creative methodology is Planet Centric Design.

https://www.impossible.com/

15. Hyperloop

We are mobilizing humanity in a new way
What if we invited those with passion and talent to come together and tackle world-changing projects, like Hyperloop? Could we create an all powerful collective? An unstoppable force for good? Enlisting passionate engineers, creatives, technologists, corporate and university partners from around the world, we are striving to change the face of mankind for the better, and together build the next breakthrough in mobility.

https://www.hyperloop.global/

16. Lululemon lab

lululemon lab Vancouver and New York City are design concept spaces for Lululemon. Featuring a team of in-house designers and sampling room, each lab develops focused collections that react to the city it is situated in. These collections are produced in limited quantities that are exclusive to the lab space and influence the no-sweat sector of mainline Lululemon.

http://lululemonlab.com/

17. Coca-cola Research

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company, offering over 500 brands in more than 200 countries and territories. In addition to the company’s Coca-Cola brands, our portfolio includes some of the world’s most valuable beverage brands, such as AdeS soy-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, innocent smoothies and juices, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smart water, Sprite, vitamin water and ZICO coconut water. We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We’re also working to reduce our environmental impact by replenishing water and promoting recycling. With our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide.

https://www.coca-colacompany.com/innovation

18. Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs

We’re a focal point for innovation with a simple, practical role: we connect startups to decision makers within Deutsche Bank. In this way, we help Deutsche Bank adopt emerging technology solutions that enhance, improve and reimagine the way we serve our clients.

We identify, evaluate and support the adoption of emerging technologies. We create a culture of innovation. And we support Deutsche Bank’s digital strategy.

http://labs.db.com/

19. The Financial Solutions Lab

The Financial Solutions Lab has a relentless focus on building products and services that embrace inclusion, build trust, promote success, and create opportunity, and which solve important financial challenges in America.

Over a five-year period, we are creating challenges and rewards for innovative entrepreneurs, companies, and nonprofits building solutions for the issue areas we highlight. We will grow an ecosystem of fintech innovators that will catalyze impact on the lives of everyday people.

20.SF Innovation Center

Our Innovation Center was built to foster collaboration and deepen the relationships that we value most.

One Market Center is more than a street address, it’s a representation of our vision…

  • …To bring people together to solve the problems of today and tomorrow
  • …To have meaningful exchanges geared toward reducing friction in your business
  • …To collaborate on state-of-the-art, dynamic experiences to exceed your customers’ expectations

https://usa.visa.com/about-visa/global-innovation-centers/san-francisco.html

21. Telekom Innovation Laboratories

At Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs), the passion for innovation and technology drives 300+ international experts and scientists to work together in the three core fields of Blockchain, Intelligence und Experience. T-Labs is the R&D unit of Deutsche Telekom and is in a close partnership with the Technische Universität Berlin. At its sites in Berlin, Darmstadt, Beer Sheva, Budapest and Vienna, T-Labs sits amongst a world-class host of universities, startups, investors, research institutes and corporate innovation hubs to jointly shape the future of communication services.

The T-Labs team is engaged to live the entrepreneurial spirit and focus on developing Proof of Concepts (PoCs) and Minimum Viable Products (MVPs), which highlight future technology applications. In that way, T-Labs fosters its agility to adapt to a fast-changing and vibrant environment and always works on cutting-edge technologies.

https://laboratories.telekom.com/

22.Accenture Innovation Centers

Demonstrate and scale industry solutions

Accenture Innovation Centers are located strategically worldwide, building and scaling solutions across technologies and industries.

https://www.accenture.com/us-en/innovation-architecture-accenture-innovation-centers

23. SAP Co-Innovation Lab

The global SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) network facilitates project-based co-innovation with its members, enhancing the capabilities of SAP’s partner and customer ecosystem through a worldwide network of expertise and best-in-class technologies and platforms.

https://www.sap.com/corporate/en/company/innovation/sap-coil.html

24. Symantec Research Labs (SRL)

As Symantec’s global research organization, Symantec Research Labs (SRL) is a research group focused on driving trust and safety in an online world by creating new paradigms to enable digital security and privacy. SRL has played a leading role in exploring many cutting-edge technologies now commercialized across Symantec’s many product areas. Such technologies from the group include targeted attack protection, reputation-based security, industry-leading rootkit protection, cloud-based security services, and some of the industry’s earliest behavioral protection technologies. SRL is actively pursuing research with many partners in universities and beyond.

https://www.symantec.com/about/corporate-profile/technology/research-labs

25.Amazon Lab126

In 2004, the Amazon team had a vision: To improve upon the physical book, making it easier than ever for customers to discover and enjoy books. Gregg Zehr, vice president of hardware engineering at Palm Computing at the time, was part of the group that accepted the challenge. In October 2004, Gregg formed a small team, moved into a shared space in a Palo Alto law library, and got to work. Amazon Lab126 was born.

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive San Francisco Bay Area research and development team that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronic devices. We design and engineer devices like Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and more.

https://amazon.jobs/en/teams/lab126

26. Oracle Labs

Oracle Labs researchers look for novel approaches and methodologies, often taking on projects with high risk or uncertainty, or that are difficult to tackle within a product-development organization. Oracle Labs research is focused on real-world outcomes: our researchers aim to develop technologies that will someday play a significant role in the evolution of technology and society. For example, chip multithreading and the Java programming language grew out of work done in Oracle Labs.

Oracle Labs maintains a balanced research portfolio with four major approaches.

  • Exploratory research: bringing in the best and brightest in their fields to pursue their ideas within domains relevant to Oracle,
  • Directed research: working in collaboration with product teams on difficult, future-looking problems outside the scope of the product release lifecycle, but driven by product requirements,
  • Consulting: providing unique expertise that is useful in smaller engagements across many product organizations, and
  • Product incubation: providing a place to grow new products resulting from Oracle Labs research. Incubation is necessary when research results do not have a natural home (as is often the case with research across product areas), or where more risk needs to be eliminated from the work to demonstrate its value.

A major research theme of Oracle Labs is “heterogeneous computing”. Two fundamental and related issues are conspiring to change the fabric of computation: the need for parallel software, and the need for power-efficient hardware.

https://labs.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=94065:INTRO::::::

27. Tata Innovation

Innovation — in thoughts, processes, approaches and strategies — has become a critical factor for Tata companies as they chart course for a future in a business world without boundaries

The Tata group has a three-pronged strategy to encourage and enhance innovation across business sectors and companies. The three key drivers are better communication and recognition of innovative ideas and efforts, facilities and initiatives that enable learning from other companies, and support for collaborative research and partnerships with academia.

https://www.tata.com/about-us/innovation

28. Microsoft Research

Microsoft Research is the research subsidiary of Microsoft. It was formed in 1991, with the intent to advance state-of-the-art computing and solve difficult world problems through technological innovation in collaboration with academic, government, and industry researchers.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/

29. HP Labs

HP Labs, one of the pre-eminent industrial research laboratories in the world, is passionate about making our research real — driving technology to commercialization in the areas most important to our customers and society.

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-labs/about/overview.html

30.Accor hotels Labs

An internal driving force
To foster boldness and creativity we are rethinking the way we work by focusing on sharing ideas and skills.

https://www.accorhotels.group/innovation/collective-intelligence/an-internal-driving-force

31.The Helix Innovation Center

Bold Collaboration. Disruptive Innovation.
The Helix Innovation Center is a 40,000-square-foot facility located on the University of Dayton campus in Dayton, Ohio focused on providing a collaborative environment for researchers, academia, and industry professionals to develop solutions to industry challenges.

https://climate.emerson.com/en-us/tools-resources/the-helix

32. ThyssenKrupp

Sustainable products produced in a sustainable way
Renewable energies, Industry 4.0, sustainable mobility and resource-efficient processes are high on our innovation agenda.

We are working hard to ensure that in the future ThyssenKrupp stands for sustainable products produced in a sustainable way. We aim to spend annually around 2.5 percent of our turnover — excluding trade and distribution — on research and development.

https://www.thyssenkrupp.com/en/company/innovation/

33.Southern Company

We work tirelessly to make life easier for the people and communities we serve. Our Energy Innovation Center, located in Atlanta’s Technology Square, is the home of our most inventive ideas and programs that work to bring better, more reliable and more efficient energy across the country.

Our passionate employees and partners collaborate to answer the energy industry’s most pressing issues — like electric battery storage, electric car technology, and the role of big data in our lives. By tapping into the talents of our 32,000 employees, we generate our brightest ideas from within our own walls, as well as with like-minded partners.

In addition to investing more than $2 billion in industry-breaking research and development since 1970, we see our Energy Innovation Center as the place where creative problem solving and smart investment come together to improve lives.

https://www.southerncompany.com/innovation/energy-innovation-center.html

34. AXA Labs

In our drive to transform, we’ve created an ecosystem entirely devoted to identifying, incubating, and scaling the ideas and services that will change the lives of our customers today and tomorrow. It spans:

Based in Shanghai and San Francisco our teams scout innovations to breed partnerships with the most promising startups.
Kamet
A startup studio dedicated to building disruptive companies in the insurance and asset management sectors from the ground up.
AXA Strategic Ventures
Our dedicated fintech and insurtech investment fund.This €230 million international fund invests in companies at different growth stages.
AXA Partners & AXA Digital Partnerships
These teams engage us in partnerships with innovative companies like LinkedIn and help us to reinvent our products and services and how we distribute them.
This thinking outside the box means that we are constantly challenging the way we do things, but we also know that many of our best ideas come from inside.

https://group.axa.com/en/careers/innovation

35. BCG Innovation Center

The Innovation Center for Operations (ICO) is a network of capabilities and offerings — including model factories in France, Germany, Singapore, and the US — that provide immersion, experimentation, and training on all topics related to Industry 4.0.

BCG has a set of proven proprietary tools and methodologies that focus on this fourth industrial revolution — a topic that affects every manufacturing domain and comprises advanced manufacturing technologies that are empowered by all means of data progression, storage, and optimization.

https://www.bcg.com/capabilities/operations/innovation-center-operations/default.aspx

36. LumenLab

LumenLab is MetLife Asia’s innovation center. Based in Singapore, we are MetLife’s pioneers for disruptive innovation charging ahead to create new businesses in health, wealth, and retirement. Through our focus on building new products and services grounded in data and technology, we aim to help people achieve richer and more fulfilling lives.

http://lumenlab.sg/

37. McKinsey Digital Labs

Digital Labs enables organizations to capture new value from digital — creating products, experiences, and businesses through new capabilities.

Our clients are looking for new ideas, new products, and new systems at scale — and they want to build the capabilities to deliver on these while creating a lasting competitive advantage in digital.

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/digital-mckinsey/how-we-help-clients/digital-labs

38. Comcast Labs: Building Tomorrow’s Technologies

Imagine thousands of engineers all over the country collaborating to develop the next generation of ideas and testing revolutionary technology — the kind of technology that results in groundbreaking new products and improved user experiences, like On Demand or the Xfinity TV app. That is a day in the life at Comcast Labs.

https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/reimagining-the-future-of-technology-in-the-home

39.The New York Times Research & Development

The New York Times Research & Development group looks beyond the next product cycle, identifying trends and technologies that will emerge in the next three to five years. We develop applications and prototypes that imagine the impacts these changes will create, and we share those prototypes to facilitate innovation and thoughtful consideration of the future of media.

http://nytlabs.com/

40.IPG Media Lab

Part of the Interpublic network, the IPG Media Lab identifies and researches innovations and trends that will change the media landscape and how brands engage with their audiences.

Since 2006, the Lab has worked with our clients and with industry partners who can help them best adapt to disruptive change.

41.Cardinal Health

Our purpose is to improve people’s lives by merging innovation and technology with healthcare.
We roll up our sleeves and collaborate with you to uncover problems, forge new ideas and experiment to learn what works and what doesn’t. We do this with deep expertise, proven methods and a bit of fun.

Cardinal Health is our wings, and we are Cardinal Health’s innovation engine.

https://www.cardinalhealth.com/en/about-us/who-we-are/fuse-by-cardinal-health.html

42. Ford Research and Innovation Center

For the engineers of Silicon Valley, mobility is traditionally measured in megabits per second rather than miles per hour. But now a team of advanced researchers, engineers, and scientists at Ford is creating new connections between automotive and computer technology in the birthplace of the digital revolution.

Since opening the new Ford Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto in January 2015, the facility has grown to be one of the largest automotive manufacturer research centers in the region. Today, it is home to more than 160 researchers, engineers and scientists, who are driving Ford’s collaboration with the Silicon Valley ecosystem.

https://corporate.ford.com/careers/silicon-valley.html

43.The Skunk Works

ur purpose hasn’t changed. The Skunk Works team remains connected to founder Kelly Johnson’s vision of a place where small empowered teams created powerful solutions. What Skunk Works cared about in 1943 is what we care about today. Our customers’ missions define our purpose. We thank them for their partnership and allowing us to serve them for 75 years, and we stand ready to tackle their more important missions for the next 75 years and beyond.

https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/business-areas/aeronautics/skunkworks.html

44.The Global Collaboratory

We believe that together, we can accomplish what no one person, company or organization can address alone, and so we have opened Innovation Centers around the world.

Our global network of Innovation Centers is our gateway to The Global Collaboratory. They are designed for customers and strategic partners to collaborate with us to generate solutions to challenging problems.

Visitors can connect with a network of DuPont scientists and engineers across the world. This connection has proven valuable to thousands of customers since the first Innovation Center was opened in 2010.

Visit our DuPont Innovation Centers to work together to solve local problems and industry needs through development and open innovation.

http://www.dupont.com/corporate-functions/our-approach/innovation-excellence/science/innovation-centers.html

45.Tesco labs

We are Tesco’s technology research and development team. Our mission is to create new products, services or experiences that address customer and business needs through the use of emerging and established technologies.

We use our Lab as a space to create a culture of innovation and to inspire our colleagues and the wider community.

https://www.tescolabs.com/

46.Lowe’s Innovation Labs

Lowe’s Innovation Labs defines, seeds, and accelerates the future of home improvement and retail. We help Lowe’s Home Improvement embrace leading-edge innovations, explore new business approaches and ultimately help the company remain competitive and grow…now and well into the future.

Our Projects
With every project, we’re discovering new ways to support Lowe’s business. We’re focused on advanced visualization, robotics, on-demand manufacturing, and virtual training, and have projects that span from early stage proofs-of-concept to ready-to-scale deployments.

http://www.lowesinnovationlabs.com/

47. Sephora Innovation lab

The Innovation Lab itself is a converted warehouse near San Francisco’s Mission Bay district, previously used by Sephora to build and evaluate in-store display models, now configured to develop and test a broad range of digital experiences designed to inform and enhance shopping across web, mobile, and brick-and-mortar. In addition to open meeting and brainstorming spaces, the lab includes a full model of a Sephora store, including display windows. The Innovation Lab team will spend two days a week in the space, as well as hold testing and feedback sessions with store associates (known as the “cast”) to ensure that digital in-store experiences align with sales staff’s knowledge of customer needs.

48.Walmart Labs

At Walmart Labs, a line of code can change the way the world shops.
Join our team of technologists and be at the forefront of a smarter future.
Change the world.
Really.

https://www.walmartlabs.com/

49.CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire)

CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) is a European research organization that operates the biggest particle accelerator in the world. CERN’s primary focus is on particle physics; investigating smallest observable particles in the universe and their fundamental interactions. The facility is famous for the Large Hadron Collider that works on antimatter and the discovery of W and Z bosons.

Many of you might not know that CERN is the birthplace of the World Wide Web. It all started with a project named ENQUIRE by legendary Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau sometime in the year 1990.

https://home.cern/

50. French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission

CEA or French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission is government-funded French research organization that works extensively in the area of health, IT and defense sectors. It is basically France equivalent to the American DOE (Department of Energy). The organization is involved in manufacturing integrated circuits, tsunami propagation and designing of nuclear reactors. In 2016, Reuters places CEA among the 25 global innovators (government agencies) in the world.

51. Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese Academy of Sciences or CAS act as the national scientific think tank that provides advisory services to the government on sensitive issues regarding the economy, social development and more importantly on science and tech issues. It is the largest research organization in the world with over 60,000 researchers working in 114 institutes across China.

Based on the total number of research papers published in Nature and its affiliate network, the Chinese Academy of Sciences ranked #1 among the world’s leading research organizations for two-time in 2014 and again in 2015.

http://english.cas.cn/institutes/research_bodies/

52. Fraunhofer Society

The Fraunhofer Society is an organization of a total of 69 premier German Institutes all across Germany, specializes in various fields of applied science. One of the famous projects of the Fraunhofer Society is the MP3 compression algorithm. They also contributed to a popular video compression standard MPEG-4 Part 10. The organization has seven research centers in the United States and three in the Asian region.

https://www.fraunhofer.de/en.html

53. Broad Institute

The Broad Institute is a non-profit organization for biomedical and Genome research and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is closely tied with MIT, Harvard University and five different Harvard hospitals.

Over the years, the Broad Institute has developed various therapeutic drugs, done extensive studies on gene and cancers. It has also been associated with revolutionary CRISPR technology.

Right now, the institute has nearly a dozen principle faculty and about 195 associates from MIT and Harvard University and is the home of one of the biggest Genome sequencing labs in the world.

https://www.broadinstitute.org/

54. SRI International

The SRI International research institute was established by the Stanford University trustees to promote innovation as well as to support the economic development of the Menlo Park region in California. The institute performs a wide range of research and development projects for government and private agencies. It also performs several corporate tasks such as forming strategic partnerships and sell research products.

SRI focuses on areas such as material chemistry, biomedical sciences, Earth sciences, economic development and energy studies along with computing and national defense. The institute is widely known for developing SIRI, the first virtual personal assistant.

https://www.sri.com/

55. Boeing Phantom Works

Boeing Phantom Works is the highly advanced research arm of the Boeing Company’s defense division. It basically focuses on developing state of the art war equipment and technologies for U.S military. Initially, it was a part of another American aerospace manufacturing company McDonnell Douglas, but in 1996, following a merger deal Phantom Works came directly under Boeing’s command

56. Deepmind

DeepMind is the world leader in artificial intelligence research and its application for positive impact.

We’re on a scientific mission to push the boundaries of AI, developing programs that can learn to solve any complex problem without needing to be taught how.

If we’re successful, we believe this will be one of the most important and widely beneficial scientific advances ever made, increasing our capacity to understand the mysteries of the universe and to tackle some of our most pressing real-world challenges. From climate change to the need for radically improved healthcare, too many problems suffer from painfully slow progress, their complexity overwhelming our ability to find solutions. With AI as a multiplier for human ingenuity, those solutions will come into reach.

https://deepmind.com/

57. New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL)

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) tests networking and data communications products. Since 1988, the laboratory has fostered multi-vendor interoperability while preparing students for careers in the industry. The laboratory has grown steadily into one of the industry’s premier independent proving grounds for new technologies.

https://www.iol.unh.edu/

58. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology to:

https://www.llnl.gov/

59. Internet2

Internet2 is a member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment where US research and education organizations can solve common technology challenges and develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research and community service missions. Our community touches nearly every major innovation that defines our modern digital lives — and continues to define “what’s next.”

https://www.internet2.edu/

60.Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory — Berkeley Lab

From the infinite scale of the universe to the infinitesimal scale of subatomic particles, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory — Berkeley Lab — are advancing the scope of human knowledge and seeking science solutions to some of the greatest problems facing humankind. Scientific excellence and an unparalleled record of achievement have been the hallmarks of this Laboratory since it was founded in 1931.

Thirteen Nobel Prizes are associated with Berkeley Lab. Eighty Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Fifteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation’s highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research, and one (Arthur Rosenfeld) has received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained tens of thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world.

https://www.lbl.gov/

61.DARPA

For sixty years, DARPA has held to a singular and enduring mission: to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security.

The genesis of that mission and of DARPA itself dates to the launch of Sputnik in 1957, and a commitment by the United States that, from that time forward, it would be the initiator and not the victim of strategic technological surprises. Working with innovators inside and outside of government, DARPA has repeatedly delivered on that mission, transforming revolutionary concepts and even seeming impossibilities into practical capabilities. The ultimate results have included not only game-changing military capabilities such as precision weapons and stealth technology, but also such icons of modern civilian society such as the Internet, automated voice recognition and language translation, and Global Positioning System receivers small enough to embed in myriad consumer devices.

https://www.darpa.mil/

62.Los Alamos National Laboratory

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, we align our strategic plan with priorities set by the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and key relevant national strategy guidance documents, such as the Nuclear Posture Review, the National Security Strategy, and the Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future.

As the senior laboratory in the DOE system, we execute work in all of DOE’s missions: national security, science, energy, and environmental management. Our contributions are part of what makes DOE a science, technology, and engineering powerhouse for the nation.

https://www.lanl.gov/

63.The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system.

https://chanzuckerberg.com/

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
We are conducting research that helps solve big health problems. We find and support the best and brightest biologists, scientists, engineers and technologists. Our culture emphasizes intellectual freedom and collaboration. We provide our team with the best scientific tools — and when the right tools don’t exist, we will invent them.

https://www.czbiohub.org/

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Makervalley Labs

Makervalley labs is a network of makerspaces where students and professional work in their projects and prototypes, learn through tinkering and building projects and believe in the power of making. We provide lab curriculum, Lab activities, access to hackathons, & a supportive Maker community.

themakervalley.com

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