The 25 Smartest Companies in the World

What does it take to be one of the world’s smartest (and most successful) companies, according to MIt Technology Review? Get started here to find out.

The MIT Technology Review recently completed and published its list of the smartest companies in the world for 2015. To make the list of the smartest companies in the world, a business “must have truly innovative technology and a business model that is both practical and ambitious, with the result that it has set the agenda in its field over the past 12 months.”

Some of the companies on the list are well-known to all of us (Tesla Motors at #1, and Alibaba at #4, for example), and others not so much (Sakti3 at #23 is one I had never heard of before).

So, without further ado, here are the 25 smartest companies in the world. Is yours on the list?

1. Tesla Motors (Automobiles–Palo Alto, California)

2. Xiaomi (Smartphones–Beijing, China)

3. Illumina (DNA-reading machines–San Diego, California)

4. Alibaba (Online retailer–Hangzhou, China)

5. Counsyl (DNA tests–South San Francisco, California)

6. SunEdison (Renewable energy products–Maryland Heights, Missouri)

7. Tencent (Internet service portal–Shenzhen, China)

8. Juno Therapeutics (Cancer treatment testing–Seattle, Washington)

9. SolarCity (Solar panel installer/manufacturer–San Mateo, California)

10. Netflix (Streaming video provider–Los Gatos, California)

11. OvaScience (Life sciences–Cambridge, Massachusetts)

12. Google (Search engine and more–Mountain View, California)

13. Amazon (Online retailer–Seattle, Washington)

14. AliveCor (Heart monitor maker–San Francisco, California)

15. Gilead Sciences (Pharmaceuticals–Foster City, California)

16. Apple (Computers–Cuptertino, California)

17. Voxel8 (3-D printers–Somerville, Massachusetts)

18. IDE Technologies (Water desalinization–Kadima, Israel)

19. Amgen (Pharmaceuticals–Thousand Oaks, California)

20. Aquion Energy (Energy storage–Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

21. Baidu (Internet services–Beijing, China)

22. SpaceX (Rockets–Hawthorne, California)

23. Sakti3 (Energy storage–Ann Arbor, Michigan)

24. Freescale Semiconductor (Semiconductors–Austin, Texas)

25. Universal Robots (Robotics–Odense, Denmark)

 

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