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WIPO Releases Global Innovation Index 2017 Ranking World’s Most Innovative Countries

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released the 10th edition of its annual Global Innovation Index 2017 yesterday.  The 2017 edition is dedicated to the theme of innovation in agriculture and food systems and uses over 80 indicators to explore the innovation performance for countries around the world, including political environment, education, infrastructure, and business sophistication.  Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the USA, and the UK rank in the world’s top-five most innovative countries.  Canada ranks 18th, down from 15th in 2016.  The Global Innovation Index 2016 can be found here.

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