India’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2012 [Fast Company Rankings]


Fast Company’s recently announced it much awaited rankings of the world’s top 50 most innovative companies, and globaly as is customary in these kind of lists, Apple has come out on top, followed by Facebook & Google. Amazon comes in at 4th & twitter at 6th.

It is interesting to note that 8 out of top 10 most innovative companies in the world according to Fast Company are all Technology Companies.

most innovative companies

In general, Indian companies rarely figure in these lists – This time around also, only 2 Indian companies feature in Fast Company’s world’s 50 most innovative – They are Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals & RedBus!

Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals came in at 36th for its effort in bringing medical care to masses in India, while RedBus came in at 48th for successfully making its foray into USD 2.5 dollar Indian bus Travel Industry! NHH was also listed as the 2nd most innovative company worldwide in Healthcare sector

While only 2 of Indian companies came in world’s top 50 – Fast Company has also published India’s Top 10 most innovative companies. Here they are:

India’s Top 10 most Innovative Companies

Rank Company
1 imageNarayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals
2 imageRedbus
3 imageFlipkart
4 imageEko
5 imageTata Motors
6 imageWipro
7 imageAdani Group
8 imageTreehouse
9 Naandi
10 imageITC

Unlike the Global top 10, Indian most innovative companies are a healthy mix of different sectors and not only Technology. We have only 2 companies which are hardcore tech companies and rest are from Education, FMCG, healthcare and even manufacturing!

  1. Sonu PRABHAKAR says

    Sorry!!!!but none of the companies from your list are innovative company. They all are followers. They all are copiers. They have copied the concept from western world and implement these concepts in India. Flip kart is not an innovative company. They have copied it from Amazon.
    I think you should have research over it and try to find the real innovators company in India.
    You will hardly find such company.

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      Sonu – They are not my rankings… A third party [Fast Company] are the people who have come up with the rankings. and they have certain criteria with which they rank. So I am not entirely in agreement with you.

  2. Arjun Mathur says

    do we have a similar list for companies in infrastructure sector and in general as well!

  3. Subbu Dh says

    how we can deside the top innovation.

  4. [email protected] says

    I’m not surprised to see Flipkart in the list. They’ve made a profound presence in the E-commerce industry.

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  6. Naveen Kumar Sanagala says

    I think the list should be rated as Most Progressing…

  7. Naveen Kumar Sanagala says

    What is the meaning of innovation? Flipkart innovated any new service?

    1. Sonu PRABHAKAR says

      Not at all…..flipkart is not an innovative company. I think prabhudesai has forgotten the meaning of “INNOVATION”

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