France’s Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Germany’s Fraunhofer Society and Japan’s Science & Technology Agency are top of the Reuters Top 25 Global Innovators ranking of government research institutions, published on March 9 2016. Nine out of 25 ranked institutions are European, making it the number one continent represented in the list. Asia comes in second with eight institutions, followed by North America with seven. On a country-by-country basis, the US comes in first, with six organisations ranked. France and Japan each have four, and Germany three.
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