Crain’s Chicago Business: The Most Innovative Companies, by John Pletz
This post originally appeared in Crain’s Chicago Business on December 2017.
Every business can be reinvented, whether it’s light bulbs, farm equipment, baby strollers, bicycles or hair coloring. You’ll find them all in Crain’s annual ranking of the Most Innovative Companies in the Chicago area. With the help of Ocean Tomo, a Chicago-based merchant bank that specializes in intellectual property, we scour the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office database in search of market-disrupting innovators. This year’s ranking is especially wide-ranging, from software and manufacturing to insurance and consumer products. Dig in.