IW-Ranking: No German university has more patents per employee than the TU Ilmenau
According to a recent study by the Institute of German Business (IW), the Technische Universität Ilmenau registered the most patents of all German universities in relation to the number of its employees. In the ranking of the total number of patents registered, the TU Ilmenau occupies a remarkable 8th place - only incomparably larger and financially stronger universities are ahead of it.
The ranking of the 15 German universities with the most patents is led by the TU Dresden. For its study, the Institute of German Business evaluated the number of patent applications filed by 178 German universities and their affiliated institutions between 2010 and 2019.