Switzerland Remains No.1 in Innovation, 4 Yrs in a Row

Switzerland Remains No.1 in Innovation, 4 Yrs in a Row

Switzerland topped the Global Innovation Index 2014, retaining the No. 1 slot for the fourth straight year. The United Kingdom moved up a rank to second place, followed by Sweden. The countries topping the list were valued for having created well-linked innovation ecosystems, where investments in human capital combined with strong innovation infrastructures contribute to high levels of creativity.

Japan ranked No. 21 in the overall index but was No.2 following the United States in the quality of innovation as measured by university performance, the reach of scholarly articles and the international dimension of patent applications. Switzerland was No. 4 on this list, after Germany.

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The Global Innovation Index is an annual ranking co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. It covers 143 country profiles, including data, ranks and strengths and weaknesses on 81 indicators.

To download the full report visit: www.globalinnovationindex.org

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