Innovative country in the world

Did you ever imagine, which is the most innovative country in the world ? Yes you read it right “The most innovative country in the world”.  

According to the Global Innovation Index 2019, Switzerland is one of the most innovative country in the world followed by Sweden, the United States of America (U.S.), the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (U.K.), according to the 2019 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) but the good news is India has risen most in the rankings since 2018, jumping five places to 52 rank as most innovative country. 

The annual Index, which has been published for the last 12 years by World intellectual property organization (WIPO), and a number of partners, is designed to help policy makers better understand innovation activity, which WIPO describes as a “main driver of economic and social development”. 

The GII 2019 ranks 129 economies based on 80 criteria, from traditional measurements like research and development investments and international patent and trademark applications to newer indicators including mobile-phone app creation and high-tech exports.

And the fun fact is Overall, Switzerland topped the 2019 ranking with a score of 67.24 out of 100, the ninth time it has been named the world leader in innovation.

Here is the link to checkout other countries performances:- https://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/pressroom/en/documents/pr_2019_834_annex1.pdf

WIPO Director General Francis Curry said that “the rise in the GII by economic powerhouses like China and India has transformed the geography of innovation, and this reflects deliberate policy action to promote innovation”. Unfortunately, being innovative is simply impossible for some economies for a variety of reasons, particularly due to political instability and conflict. This year, the lowest-ranked countries in the index were Niger (18.13), Burundi (17.65) and Yemen (14.49).