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Launch of the Global Innovation Index 2016

We regret that the launch of the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2016, originally scheduled on July 20, 2016, has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Further details on the launch of the GII 2016 will be communicated as soon as possible.

The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2016 will focus on global innovation networks, ranking the innovation performance of 128 countries and economies around the world, based on 82 indicators.

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Past editions of the GII: 2015 |2014 | 2013 | 2012

2016 theme: Winning with global innovation

The GII 2016 looks at the rising share of innovation carried out via global networks.  It also explores how gains from global innovation can be shared more widely as cross-border flows of knowledge and talent are on the rise.

Drawing on a rich dataset, this year’s GII examines how innovation – as a source of productivity and future growth – may help revive the slowing global economy.

About the GII

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

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