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Weizmann Institute of Science is number six in the world

Weizmann Institute of Science Ranked 6th in the World in Innovation Index

The Nature Innovation Index highlights those who produce the ideas behind the inventions, and secures Israel's place in this important global venture

Weizmann Institute of Science is number six in the world

Weizmann Institute of Science is number six in the world for innovation

Nature Research, The Lens and Clarivate Analytics ranked the world’s best research institutions according to the impact academic research is having on innovation, by examining how research articles are cited in third party patents. By their complex analysis, the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Rehovot, Israel, was sixth in the world – and the first outside the US.

Prof Daniel Zajfman, president of the Weizmann Institute of Science said: “Our high place in this index reflects our guiding philosophy, which says that we recruit scientists who are among the best in the world and let them follow their curiosity. That is what leads, in the end to innovative and surprising new applications that shape the future.” The Nature index also revealed that the Weizmann Institute of Science not only contributes to third-party patent applications, but ranks fifth in applications for patents of its own. This ranking is normalized to the breadth of the scientific activity of the institute.

Among other things, the Nature Innovation Index is meant to help create partnerships between industry and the basic researchers who are working to shape the future.

Building dialog through science (BDS) is an inseparable part of scientific innovation, and Israeli researchers will continue to build connections with other institutes as well as industry, so as continue contributing to innovation around the globe.


Israel BDS – building dialogue through science – aims to promote the kind of international collaboration that can lead to true understanding between people. Israel BDS stands for the free and open exchange of ideas among scientists everywhere. By reporting on the benefits of Israeli-international scientific research and the web of connections that these scientists create around the world, Israel BDS takes a vibrant approach to highlighting the global necessity of continued international scientific collaboration.