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Revealed: The World’s Most Innovative Countries, 2019

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Switzerland has been recognized as the most innovative country the world for 2019, according to the 2019 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII), while Sweden and the United States placed second and third, respectively. The 2019 rankings placed the Netherlands in fourth ahead of the United Kingdom into fifth; while Finland ranked sixth, and Denmark seventh.

Overall, among the top 10 most innovative countries, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by Singapore, Germany, and Israel. South Korea took the No. 11 spot, followed by Ireland (No.12) and Hong Kong (No.13).

Meanwhile, China ranked No. 14 in the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO’s ranking of the most innovative countries in the world for 2019. Japan came in fifteenth place, followed by France (sixteenth), Canada (seventeenth), Luxemburg (eighteenth), and Norway, ranked nineteenth.

Out of 129 most innovative countries in the world for 2019, Iceland ranked No. 20th. India moved up five notches to become the 52nd most innovative country in the world. However, other BIMSTEC members such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Nepal are at 116, 89, 43, 109, respectively. Myanmar and Bhutan still absent from the global innovation landscape. Meanwhile, The United States improved its ranking from 6th in 2018 and to 3rd in 2019.

The Index ranks 129 economies based on 80 indicators, ranging from intellectual property filing rates to mobile-application creation, education spending and scientific and technical publications.

The World’s Most Innovative Countries, 2019

RankCountry
1Switzerland
2Sweden
3United States
4Netherlands
5United Kingdom
6Finland
7Denmark
8Singapore
9Germany
10Israel
11South Korea
12Ireland
13Hong Kong
14China
15Japan
16France
17Canada
18Luxembourg
19Norway
20Iceland
21Austria
22Australia
23Belgium
24Estonia
25New Zealand
26Czech Republic
27Malta
28Cyprus
29Spain
30Italy
31Slovenia
32Portugal
33Hungary
34Latvia
35Malaysia
36United Arab Emirates
37Slovakia
38Lithuania
39Poland
40Bulgaria
41Greece
42VietNam
43Thailand
44Croatia
45Montenegro
46Russia
47Ukraine
48Georgia
49Turkey
50Romania
51Chile
52India
53Mongolia
54Philippines
55Costa Rica
56Mexico
57Serbia
58Moldova
59North Macedonia
60Kuwait
61Iran (Islamic Republic of)
62Uruguay
63South Africa
64Armenia
65Qatar
66Brazil
67Colombia
68Saudi Arabia
69Peru
70Tunisia
71Brunei
72Belarus
73Argentina
74Morocco
75Panama
76Bosnia and Herzegovina
77Kenya
78Bahrain
79Kazakhstan
80Oman
81Jamaica
82Mauritiu
83Albania
84Azerbaijan
85Indonesia
86Jordan
87Dominican Republic
88Lebanon
89Sri Lanka
90Kyrgyzstan
91Trinidad and Tobago
92Egypt
93Botswana
94Rwanda
95Paraguay
96Senegal
97Tanzania
98Cambodia
99Ecuador
100Tajikistan
101Namibia
102Uganda
103Cote dIvoire
104Honduras
105Pakistan (Islamic Republic of)
106Ghana
107Guatemala
108El Salvador
109Nepal
110Bolivia
111Ethiopia
112Mali
113Algeria
114Nigeria
115Cameroon
116Bangladesh
117Burkina Faso
118Malawi
119Mozambique
120Nicaragua
121Madagascar
122Zimbabwe
123Benin
124Zambia
125Guinea
126Togo
127Niger
128Burundi
129Yemen

Top 20 most innovative countries the world 2019


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Ryan Miller
Senior associate editor at ​the CEOWORLD magazine. Raised in Boston with a Brooklyn accent.
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