27 July 2019
The Global Innovation Index is produced by the World Intellectual Property Organization, INSEAD and Cornell University in cooperation with Indian, French and Brazilian knowledge partners. It measures the ability of 129 national economies to produce innovative activity. There are eighty indicators covering Institutions, Human Capital and Research, Infrastructure, Market Sophistication, Knowledge and Technology Outputs, and Creative Outputs.The latest edition shows Switzerland holding the top position for the fifth year in a row and the USA rising three places to reach third place. Several Asian countries including China, South Korea, Vietnam and India have continued to make progress.
The top ten counties are:
- United States
- United Kingdom
The most innovative countries by region are:
North America; United States
North Africa and Western Asia; Israel
East and Southeast Asia/ Oceania; Singapore
Latin America and Caribbean; Chile
Sub-Saharan Africa; South Africa
Central and Southern Asia; India.
The top innovative countries by income group are:
High income: Switzerland
Upper-middle income; China
Lower-middle income; Vietnam
Low income; Rwanda.