Most Innovative Companies 2014

In this special report on the World’s Most Innovative Companies, there are plenty of examples to make you a believer. Our staff has spent more than six months gathering and analyzing data. To generate our list of the 50 Most Innovative Companies—and the accompanying top 10 companies in various sectors—we assessed thousands of enterprises. Risk of failure and collapse are always with us. But the culture of innovation across the globe is more robust than ever. We think that’s worth celebrating.

R/GA is an advertising agency known for originating the Nike Plus platform, the “Straight Outta” campaign for Beats by Dre, and 2015’s “Love Has No Labels” Ad Council spot (which became the most-viewed community activism spot ever), among other award-winning campaigns. In 2015, R/GA created a sports technology incubator with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and in September 2016 it launched the R/GA IoT Venture Studio to support British startups looking to develop internet-of-things products and services on a global scale.