The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently released its 2021 Global Innovation Index (GII) in partnership with Portulans Institute. The index aims to provide factual evidence and reliable data to inform the many essential debates around innovation. The index notes that investment in research and development has shown great resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consistent with last year’s finding, the 2021 index shows that the most innovative economy is Switzerland, followed by Sweden and the United States. Canada moved up one spot from last year and is in the 16th place.
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