Monday, July 01, 2013

Switzerland tops global innovation index — again!!!

Switzerland remains the most innovative country on the planet for the third year in a row, according to a report issued on Monday by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The Global Innovation Index for 2013 ranked the Swiss first, unchanged from last year, followed by Sweden (also unchanged), the United Kingdom (up from fifth in 2012), the Netherlands (up from sixth) and the United States (up from tenth).

The index is produced by WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD, and other partners.

The report concludes that “despite the economic crisis, innovation is alive and well”.

It said that R&D spending levels have surpassed 2008 levels in most countries.

The index looked at 142 economies around the world.

 It uses 84 indicators, including the quality of top universities, availability of microfinance, and venture capital deals, to gauge both innovation capabilities and measurable results. Full story...

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