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India has improved its ranking in the Global Innovation Index 2019 by five places to 52nd in 2019 from 57th position in 2018. The Global Innovation Index ranking was announced by the Commerce and Industry Minister. This was for the first time that the GII is being launched in an emerging economy.

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) hosted the event.

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Global Innovation Index Overview

  • “Creating Healthy Lives - The Future of Medical Innovation” is the theme of GII- 2019 (12th edition).

  • This aims to explore the role of medical innovation as it shapes the future of healthcare.

  • The Cornell University, INSEAD and the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are responsible for GII publication every year.

  • The Input Pillars consists of elements of the national economy that enable innovative activities such as Institutions, Human Capital and Research, Infrastructure, Market Sophistication, Business sophistication.

  • The Output pillar includes actual evidence of innovation outputs such as creative outputs and Knowledge and technology outputs.

Global Performance & India’S Performance

  • With Sweden, United States of America, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark, Singapore, Germany and Israel lagging behind, Switzerland topped the Index.

  • India’s ranking in the Global Innovation Index for the year 2019 is 52 which showing an improvement of 5 points from the last years ranking (57).

  • With an improvement in GII ranking over the last few years India is among the top innovation drivers such as Information and Communication Technology (ICT), services exports, graduates in science and engineering, the quality of universities, gross capital formation (a measure of economy-wide investments) and creative goods exports.

  • Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi are now among the top 100 global clusters.

  • Indian economy has turned out to be one of the fastest and most innovative economies in the World.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 9, 2019

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