Switzerland has been ranked as the most innovative country in the world, according to new a global innovation index of 2018. Switzerland was followed by the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Singapore (5th) was rated as the world’s most innovative country outside of Europe!
The annual ranking placed the United Kingdom two place above fellow G7 member the United States in 6th place, and ahead of Germany (9th), Japan, (13th), France (16th), Canada (18th), and Italy (31st). The United States, Finland, Denmark, Germany, and Ireland rounded off the top 10.
China entered the top 20 for the first time, taking the 17th spot, ahead of fellow BRICS member Russia (46th), India (57th), South Africa (58th), and Brazil (64th). The ranking was published by Cornell University, INSEAD business school, and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
World’s 25 Most Innovative Countries 2018:
4. United Kingdom
6. United States
12. South Korea
14. Hong Kong
22. New Zealand