The competition among countries around the world for attention for their innovation efforts, and to find corporate buyers for the intellectual property being developed in their universities, is heating up.
This week I came across the following sizzle reel from New Zealand’s KiwiNet, otherwise known as The Kiwi Innovation Network:
This is just a taste of what is coming…
A heated BATTLE is brewing among not just countries or regions, but cities too, as they all ratchet up their competition for public/private partnerships, publicity for existing local innovators, and to attract additional innovative people and businesses to their city, region, or country.
This article will be the first of a series of articles digging into the recently released Global Innovation Index 2011. In this issue we will give you just the country rankings. In the coming days I will dig through the Global Innovation Index 2011 report and see what interesting insights I can uncover about innovation in different regions, and report back here on Human-Centered Change & Innovation.
So without further ado, here is the Global Innovation Index 2011 rankings of the world’s most innovative countries (based on inputs and outputs):
Check back in the coming days for additional articles highlighting whatever insights I can extract from the Global Innovation Index 2011 report. In the meantime, feel free to sound off in the comments about whether you believe your country’s position is justified or off base.