The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020 looks at a long-held business and policy concern: How to boost innovation-driven entrepreneurship and social, cultural and economic growth. Now, as a worldwide economic shock aggravates the toll of a global pandemic, the GII 2020 also investigates the pressing need for new methods of innovation funding in a post-COVID world.

In the 13th edition of its world-renowned ranking, the GII 2020 uses 80 indicators to rank the innovation capacity and performance of 131 economies around the globe.

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Key questions

  • What is the relative state of innovation financing today and in the future, especially in light of the current health and economic crisis?
  • How are traditional sources of risk capital, such as venture capital, evolving?
  • What do new actors and mechanisms add to the mix, and are they effectively helping to overcome possible market failures?
  • What are the differences between countries, and does the innovation financing gap contribute to deepening the global innovation divide across countries?
  • How do we ensure that financing mechanisms support the development of inclusive innovation ecosystems?


A group of eminent authors from government, academia and the private sector contribute their unique perspectives on funding innovation in chapters for the GII 2020. Find out more... PDF, GII 2020 Authors

About the Global Innovation Index

The Global Innovation Index is a leading reference for measuring an economy’s innovation performance. Moving into its 13th edition in 2020, the GII has evolved into a valuable benchmarking tool that facilitates public-private dialogue and that helps policy-makers, business leaders, and other stakeholders to evaluate their innovation progress on an annual basis.

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