Global Innovation Index 2018

  • India climbed 3 spots, from 60 last year, to 57/130
  • Switzerland is ranked 1st
  • India has maintained the top spot in the Central and South Asia regions
  • India is ranked above all its neighbours.
  • Positives in India:
    • Human capital (graduates in science & engineering)
    • Growth rate of GDP per worker
    • Exports of information and communication technology (ICT) and services
    • productivity growth and creative goods exports etc.
  • Negatives in India:
    • Ease of starting business,
    • Political stability and safety,
    • Overall education and environmental performance
About Index:
  • It is published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization, in partnership with other organizations and institutions.
  • It ranks nations based on 80 indicators.
  • India’s Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is one of the knowledge partners which assists GII team in bringing out the annual ranking.
  • GII is published annually since 2007 and is considered leading benchmarking tool for business executives, policy makers and others seeking insight into state of innovation around the world. 

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