Chinese Academy of Sciences Ranked among Reuter's Top 25 Global Government Innovators

On 8 March 2016, Reuters released the Top 25 Global Innovators–Government, which ranked the world's most innovative government research institutions based on data related to patents and research papers between 2008 and 2013.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) of mainland China, placed 16th, was among the eight Asian candidates that made it to the list. CAS, established in 1949, is dedicated to studying the natural sciences, public welfare, and development of emerging industries. It has more than 60,000 staff members working across a hundred-plus research institutes, branch academies, and supporting organizations nationwide. In 2011, CAS' technology transfer contracts covered 1,800 technologies and generated US$270 million in revenue.
 
The following is the full list of Reuter's Top 25 Global Innovators–Government.
 
Ranking
Organisation
Country/Region
1
Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission
France
2
Fraunhofer Society
Germany
3
Japan Science & Technology Agency
Japan
4
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
US
5
National Center for Scientific Research
France
6
Korea Institute of Science & Technology
South Korea
7
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Japan
8
U.S. Department of Energy
US
9
Agency for Science, Technology & Research
Singapore
10
French Institute of Health & Medical Research
France
11
Helmholtz Association
Germany
12
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
US
13
RIKEN
Japan
14
National Research Council Canada
Canada
15
Max Planck Society
Germany
16
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
17
Pasteur Institute International Network
France
18
National Institute for Materials Science
Japan
19
United States Navy
US
20
Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Australia
21
Spanish National Research Council
Spain
22
Academica Sinica
Taiwan
23
United States Army
US
24
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
US
25
Russian Academy of Sciences
Russia