Hollister Incorporated Ranked #3 Most Innovative Company in Chicago

  • 10/22/2021
  • Corporate, Continence, Ostomy, Critical

On October 22, 2021, Crain's Chicago Business released its list of the Most Innovative Companies in Chicago. Hollister Incorporated rose to the #3 spot on the list, jumping from the #5 spot held in 2019 and 2020. Fifty companies rounded out the list of Most Innovative Companies.

We also appeared on the Crain's list in 2012 (the first year for the list), in 2015 and in 2018 where we ranked #21.

The top 10 companies had short features written about them. Click here to see the feature on Hollister. Scroll further through the article to see the comprehensive list and also the list of the most registered patents last year.

“The pandemic has only accelerated our innovation as we have continued to try new ways to do things and different ways to better support our customers. Being in the top 10 list three years in a row can only happen because innovation is in our DNA. I am proud of the Hollister cross-functional teams for inviting diversity of thought and generating innovative solutions that truly enhance the customer experience. This is how we can live Our Mission and Vision as a company,” said Paola Wisner, Vice President of Research & Development. “Being named one of the Most Innovative Companies is the result of our people and our operating environment in the organization. Innovation at Hollister is not the result of any one Associate, we achieve this recognition together, as a team.” 

To determine innovation rankings, Crain's takes into account quality of patents over quantity. Crain's uses patent data analytics performed by an intellectual property advisory firm, Ocean Tomo, to review the U.S. patents awarded to Chicago-area companies last year. Focusing on companies with at least five patents, it used an algorithm to rate the quality of their patents based on the likelihood that companies will invest to develop, maintain or defend them.

Congratulations to the Hollister inventors, technical community, and legal team for this achievement and for exemplifying our culture of innovation!