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In a remarkable achievement that underscores its position as a beacon of innovation and research excellence, the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology has emerged as the leading institution in Europe for the issuance of U.S. patents. In the 2023 rankings published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), which utilizes data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Technion was not only ranked first in Europe but also achieved a commendable 65th position on the global stage. This accomplishment is a reflection of the institution's pivotal role in bridging the gap between academic research and practical application, further emphasizing the integral role that academic institutions play in the broader innovation ecosystem.

The Technion's ascent to the 65th position worldwide, with 48 patents granted in the United States within the year, is a testament to its growing influence and contribution to global innovation. This performance places it just behind prestigious institutions such as Yale University, New York University, and the University of Washington, marking a significant improvement from its 68th position the previous year. Notably, when adjusting the number of approved U.S. patents relative to faculty size, the Technion shines even brighter, ranking 20th globally and maintaining its unparalleled status in Europe.

Rona Semler, who leads the Technion's Technology Transfer Office (T3), expressed profound pride in the institution's consistent achievements over recent years. "The Technion's distinction in global rankings, particularly its standing among the top 20 universities worldwide for U.S.-approved patents when adjusted for staff size, and its leadership in both Israel and Europe, is truly remarkable," Semler remarked. She attributed this success to the scientific excellence of the Technion's research staff and the adept management of intellectual property by T3. This achievement not only highlights the Technion's commitment to innovation and collaboration but also reinforces its reputation as a trailblazer in cutting-edge research and technological development.

With a patent portfolio that includes 1,815 registered patents and applications, the Technion continues to lead in the commercialization of research findings. Under the guidance of T3, the institution actively collaborates with industry partners and fosters the creation of startup companies, launching approximately 15 new startups annually. These startups are a direct product of the Technion's rich reservoir of technical knowledge, underscoring the institution's role in driving technological advancement and economic growth. This landmark achievement in the sphere of patents not only celebrates the Technion's legacy of innovation but also highlights its crucial contribution to shaping a future where academic research translates into real-world solutions.

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