The world’s 50 most innovative countries, 2017

Well, turns out Switzerland is the most innovative country in the world, according to the the WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index 2017-18, with United States and Israel taking silver and bronze.

Dominated mostly by the European nations, Israel (3rd), Japan (8th), and Singapore (9th) are the three Asian countries that make the top 10. China ranked 28th on the list, followed by it’s neighbour and other major economy in Asia – India at 29th.

What’s the secret of Switzerland’s success, and how long can it continue?

Primarily known for the Alps, cows, and sheep in the 18th century —200 years later, Switzerland is now known for its innovation and strong economy.

The world’s 50 most innovative countries, 2017

1. Switzerland
2. United States
3. Israel
4. Finland
5. Germany

6. Netherlands
7. Sweden
8. Japan
9. Singapore
10. Denmark

11. Taiwan
12. United Kingdom
13. Austria
14. Norway
15. Luxembourg

16. Belgium
17. France
18. South Korea
19. Ireland
20. New Zealand

21. Qatar
22. Malaysia
23. Canada
24. Iceland
25. United Arab Emirates

26. Hong Kong
27. Australia
28. China
29. India
30. Estonia

31. Indonesia
32. Portugal
33. Azerbaijan
34. Italy
35. Slovenia

36. Czech Republic
37. Kenya
38. Malta
39. South Africa
40. Saudi Arabia

41. Lithuania
42. Spain
43. Costa Rica
44. Rwanda
45. Bahrain

46. Jordan
47. Tajikistan
48. Guinea
49. Russia
50. Thailand

Infographic: The world’s 50 most innovative countries, 2017

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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