WIPO: Global Innovation Index 2015

The 8th edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2015: “Effective Innovation Policies for Development” is the result of a collaboration between Cornell University, the international business school INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as co-publishers and their knowledge partners. The report ranks 141 countries and economies around the world on the basis of 79 indicators to show new ways that emerging - economy policymakers can boost innovation and spur growth by building on local strengths and ensuring the development of a sound national innovation environment.Top 10 leader 1. Top 10 leaders The “Top 10” leaders allocated in the GII this year are:

Because the IP firm LexDellmeier is headquartered in Munich, Germany, we are pleased to take note of the fact that Germany - even if not one of the top ten - at least ranks 12th this year.

The results quickly show that the group of the top 25 performers contains only high income economies which maintained their strong positions from the past editions. But, there are two exceptions this year: the Czech Republic (24th) and Ireland (8th) reached a relatively high rank in relation to their income.

2. Top innovators by income group

Below you can see the top innovators per income group. The leaders of the high - income countries are Switzerland, UK, Sweden, Netherlands and the USA. As a result of their world - class universities the USA, the UK and Japan are also the leaders in innovation quality (Scientific publications quality, patent families and university rankings). Top-scoring middle-income economies are China, Malaysia and Hungary. China also leads at the category innovation quality, followed by Brazil and India. Moldova is the top innovator of the lower to middle income economies and Kenya the one of the low income economies. 3. Leaders of the regions As can be taken from the chart below the leaders in the various regions are: India in Central and Southern Asia, Switzerland in Europe, Chile in Latin America and the Caribbean, the US in Northern America, Israel in Northern Africa and Western Asia, Singapore in South East Asia and Oceania, Mauritius in Sub - Saharan Africa. 4. Results Finally, the GII shows an infographic with the Topic “In a perfect world who would do what?” based on the results of the GII 2015: For more detailed information and the full report including charts, overviews and other statistics please see: https://www.globalinnovationindex.org/userfiles/file/reportpdf/GII-2015-v5.pdf