coming in an #5 is the business tech stalwart IBM. Even though it might not have the mass consumer appeal as some of the other entries on the list there's no denying IBM has been a leading innovator throughout the company's 103-year history. IBM
In space, no one can see you innovate. On Earth, though, people notice. Computer science students ranked NASA as the #4 innovator on the list, in part because of its pioneering space legacy but mostly because of the lucrative patents NASA earned over the years. NASA
The #3 innovator is also one of the most ubiquitous. Apple's influence seems to be everywhere and there's no denying the tech titan changed the world by introducing us all to smartphones. Apple
You don't need to google Google to know why it's so high on the list of innovative companies. Computer science students aren't the only ones who understand Google's potential to innovate. The only bit of info not found in Google's web-scouring search engine is what's next for the company. Google
How did a car company edge out tech titans like Apple and Google for the top spot on a "most innovative" list? Well, the computer science students who completed Universum's survey know something you probably don't. (Ok they know a lot of things you probably don't.) Volkswagen earned its reputation as a top innovator through the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab (VAIL) at Stanford University. Don't think they deserve to be considered a top innovator? Tell us that in 10 years when you're cruising to work in your self-driving, solar powered Volkswagen. Volkswagen
Innovators come in all shapes and sizes. A new survey reveals who computer science students see as the top innovators in their field.