Graphic: Top 10 smartest companies of 2017

Illustration by Ajay Mohanty
The editors of MIT Technology Review every year choose the top 50 companies in the world that best combine innovative technology with effective business models and are also business-savvy. From large companies to ambitious start-ups, the list represents new, ground-breaking ideas. United States-based companies grabbed 62% of the winning spots this year. 

Some are large companies that seem to be growing ever larger, like Amazon and Apple, and some are ambitious start-ups such as SpaceX, which is changing the economics of space travel with reusable rockets. A snapshot:



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