10 of the Most Significant Fictional Scientific Research and Tech Companies in Movies

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Evil corporations (and good intention ones) exist in television and movies.  Personally, I’m more of a movie guy myself, so I decided to compose a list of fictional scientific research and tech companies found in feature films. Not all of these companies are evil, but their ambition and hubris often result in great catastrophe. And I’m not talking about plummeting stock, I’m thinking more along the lines of the end of the human race.

When you mix corporate greed with scientific experimentation, the results are often – but not always – disastrous. Let’s take a look at 10 of the most significant fictional scientific research and tech companies found in movies, and just what they’ve been responsible for.

International Genetic Bio-Engineering, Incorporated (InGen)

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What movie(s) it’s in: Jurassic Park movies

Type of company: Genetic engineering corporation

Most notable accomplishment: Discovering a technique to extract dinosaur DNA from mosquitoes trapped in amber to create living, cloned dinosaurs.

Umbrella Corporation

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What movie(s) it’s in: Resident Evil movies

Type of company: Bioengineering and pharmaceuticals corporation

Most notable accomplishment: Creation of the T- and G-viruses, which in turn led to the creation of Bio-Organic Weapons (BOWs).

Cyberdyne Systems Corporation

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What movie(s) it’s in: Terminator movies

Type of company: Technology manufacturing corporation

Most notable accomplishment: The creation of Skynet, the computer system that becomes self-aware and, through the use of terminators, destroys humanity.

Wayne Enterprises

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What movie(s) it’s in: Batman movies

Type of company: Wayne Enterprises has its hand in pretty much everything – biomedical, industrial, electronics, and technologies fields just to name a few

Most notable accomplishment: The Tumbler is great, but the microwave emitter has a potentially much greater impact on the world.

Omni Consumer Products (OCP)

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What movie(s) it’s in: Robocop movies

Type of company: A megacorporation that produces everything and anything, from small consumer products to military weapons

Most notable accomplishment: The creation of Robocop, a murdered police officer resurrected as a cyborg through technology.

Weyland-Yutani

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What movie(s) it’s in: Alien movies, Aliens vs. Predator movies

Type of company: Space colonization and research corporation

Most notable accomplishment: The corporation has failed time and again to turn xenomorphs into weapons, so it’s probably the creation of the Bishop android.

Tyrell Corporation

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What movie(s) it’s in: Blade Runner

Type of company: Bio-tech corporation

Most notable accomplishment: The creation of human-like replicants, exported to perform dangerous and/or degrading tasks.

Initech

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What movie(s) it’s in: Office Space

Type of company: Computer programming

Most notable accomplishment: Um, having its office building burned to the ground by a disgruntled employee?

ENCOM

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What movie(s) it’s in: Tron

Type of company: Computer technology corporation

Most notable accomplishment: The creation of the computer security program, Tron.

Union Aerospace Corporation

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What movie(s) it’s in: Doom

Type of company: Military-industrial research conglomerate

Most notable accomplishment: Genetic experimentation, resulting in mutated humans. The demons from the video game are way cooler, though.



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