BUSINESS WIRE: Ant Group Recognized as Top 100 Global Innovator 2023


HANGZHOU, China --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 16.02.2023 --

Ant Group, a global digital technology provider, has been recognized as a Top 100 Global Innovator™ 2023 by Clarivate™, a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world. This marks the second year in a row that Ant Group has received this prestigious recognition. Clarivate’s annual list identifies organizations at the pinnacle of the global innovation landscape by measuring excellence in innovativeness.

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Gordon Samson, Chief Product Officer, Clarivate, said, “Ant Group’s incorporation in the Top 100 Global Innovators 2023 is due to its consistent above-the-bar innovation performance, especially its exceptional influence on the research ideas of other innovators. Together with all Top 100 Global Innovators, Ant Group fully appreciates that innovative ideas and solutions to current challenges not only bring rewards to its business but foster genuine improvements in society.”

In 2022, Ant Group obtained over 4,000 new patents globally. Since 2016, the number of patents held by Ant Group has increased more than 40 times to over 17,000. As a result of this consistent performance, Ant Group has been named one of the top innovators, along with companies such as Alphabet, Qualcomm, and GE.

“We are delighted to have our innovation capabilities recognized by Clarivate as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators 2023,” said Shen PAN, Director of Patents at Ant Group. “We are committed to supporting consumers and businesses in building trust and enabling the digital transformation of industries through our innovations in key technologies such as blockchain, privacy computing, security technology, and databases.”

Ant Group's consistency and strength in innovation is also reflected in various industry reports. In January 2023, LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a provider of science-backed patent analytics technology, named Ant Group as one of the companies shaping the future of science and technology in its “Innovation Momentum 2023: The Global Top 100” report. The report is based on an analysis of shifts in patent portfolio strength over the previous two years. In March 2022, Ant Group also topped the “2022 Global Privacy Computing Patents List” compiled by IPRdaily and IncoPat, ranking first for the second year in a row with 1,152 patents.

Learn more about Top 100 Global Innovators 2023 and who features on this year’s list here.

The Top 100 Global Innovators uses a complete comparative analysis of global invention data to assess the strength of every patented idea, using measures tied directly to their innovative power. Clarivate sets two threshold criteria that potential candidates must meet and then adds a measure of their patented innovation output over the past five years.

For full information on the methodology used to identify the 2023 list, see here.

About Ant Group
Ant Group traces its roots back to Alipay, which was established in 2004 to create trust between online sellers and buyers. Over the years, Ant Group has grown to become one of the world's leading open Internet platforms.

Through technological innovation, Ant Group supports its partners in providing inclusive, convenient digital life and digital financial services to consumers and SMEs. In addition, it has been introducing new technologies and products to support the digital transformation of industries and facilitate industrial collaboration. Working together with global partners, the company enables merchants and consumers to make and receive payments and remit around the world.

Jack Wan, External Communications Director

Ant Group
Le SHEN, International Communications