GLOBAL

WHO IS LEADING INNOVATION? Every year, the Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of 142 countries and economies around the world. The ranking is based on 84 indicators.

INDEX

INNOVATION

2013
SWEDEN NETHERLANDS

THE WORLD’S TOP 5 INNOVATORS
SWITZERLAND

INNOVATION INDEX CLIMBERS
Countries with the largest increase in ranking (compared to 2012)

UGANDA UNITED KINGDOM +28 COSTA RICA +21 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF) +19

4

2

1

3

5

2

1

3

TOP 3 PERFORMERS PER INCOME GROUP
World Bank classification

TOP 3 PERFORMERS PER REGION

Low-income
UGANDA KENYA TAJIKISTAN 2 1 3

Central and Southern Asia
INDIA KAZAKHSTAN SRI LANKA 2 1 3

Europe
SWITZERLAND SWEDEN UNITED KINGDOM 2 1 3

Lower middle-income
REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA ARMENIA INDIA 2 1 3

Latin America and the Caribbean
COSTA RICA CHILE BARBADOS 2 1 3

Northern Africa and Western Asia
ISRAEL CYPRUS UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 2 1 3
WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (WIPO). SOURCE: GLOBALINNOVATIONINDEX.ORG. DESIGN: LARGENETWORK.

Upper middle-income
MALAYSIA LATVIA CHINA 2 1 3

Northern America

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

South East Asia and Oceania
HONG KONG (CHINA) SINGAPORE NEW ZEALAND

CANADA

2

1

2

1

3

High-income
SWITZERLAND SWEDEN UNITED KINGDOM 2 1 3

Sub-Saharan Africa
MAURITIUS SOUTH AFRICA UGANDA 2 1 3

The Global Innovation Index 2013 addresses ‘The local dynamics of innovation’, reflecting the importance of local hubs and geographic concentrations of universities, companies, and other actors in fostering innovation.

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