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Global Innovation Index 2015

The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2015 will be released on September 17, 2015. It ranks the innovation performance of 141 countries and economies around the world, based on 79 indicators.

The launch in London, UK, features a press conference and a panel discussion PDF, Panel discussion program on "Empowering the innovation economy for growth and development".

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Follow the launch

Livestream from 9:00 a.m. London time:

  • press conference with UK Minister for IP, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, WIPO DG Francis Gurry, and INSEAD Global Indices Executive Director Bruno Lanvin;
  • panel discussion on innovation, economic growth and development.

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2015 theme: Effective innovation policies for development

The GII 2015 explores the impact of innovation-oriented policies on economic growth and development. High-income and developing countries alike are seeking innovation-driven growth through different strategies. Some countries have managed to improve their innovation capacity, but others still struggle.

Drawing on a rich dataset, this year’s GII examines what policies and practices can make a difference.

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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