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WIPO Press Conference
Date: 15 June 2017
10:00 - 10:45
Organization: UNOG
Location: Room III
Subject: Release of the Global Innovation Index 2017.



Release of the Global Innovation Index 2017.


Co-published by WIPO,Cornell University and INSEAD, the report provides an annual ranking of the innovation capabilities and performance of economies around the world. In its tenth edition, the GII has established itself as a leading reference on innovation and a valuable bench-marking tool for decision-makers around the world.


Innovation plays a key role as a driver of economic growth and prosperity. The GII seeks to improve the way innovation is measured and understood. It recognizes the need for a broad vision of innovation, applicable to developed and emerging economies alike, and includes indicators that go beyond traditional measures of innovation, such as the level of research and development. More background and resources on the GII.


Switzerland, Sweden, UK, U.S. and Finland, were the five most-innovative nations last year – who are the leaders this year?


  • Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General
  • Soumitra Doutta, Dean, Cornell College of Business
  • Bruno Lanvin, INSEAD Executive Director for Global Indices

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