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GII Innovation Insights Blog

Each month, we take a deep dive into one determinant of innovation that constitutes the Global Innovation Index (GII), often together with the GII data collaborators. In this blog series, we unveil unique Innovation Insights, untangling the complexities, and driving forces of the most up-and-coming innovation nations.

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Unpacking the GII2023 Science and Technology Cluster Ranking

November 23, 2023

Most top-ranked clusters such as Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Guangzhou and San Jose-San Francisco specialize in information technology; Basel and Singapore have the highest share of foreign collaboration.

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Unraveling the Rise of Unicorns: The Billion-Dollar Innovators

October 31, 2023

Every year, the Global Innovation Index (GII) stretches its boundaries to provide deeper insights into the world of innovation. This year, with data provided by CBInsights, the GII shines a spotlight on the remarkable world of unicorns.

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Boosting Future Economic Growth Through Diversification

June 29, 2023

To chart a course toward robust economic growth, economies must effectively diversify into products that require rich and deep know-how, which only a few countries master.

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Cross-border Payments for the Use of Intellectual Property

May 31, 2023

How much of an economy’s trade is based on buying and selling IP? Who made the most money by selling IP abroad? Find out here.

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Which Economies Top the UN E-Government Development Index

April 20, 2023

An assessment on the digital transformation of governmental services and the top challenges economies face.

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Only Four Countries are on Track to Reach Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

March 10, 2023

Discover how close countries are to achieving established environmental policy targets.

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Best Film Industries in the World

February 27, 2023

When COVID-19 sent shockwaves through the film industry, production plummeted. Now, as the dust settles, a captivating question emerges: Will Bollywood or Hollywood take the reins in driving the film recovery?

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The Value of the World’s Most Valuable Brands Grew to USD 12 Trillion

January 12, 2023

Building a reputation and an image in the marketplace empowers companies to reap profits from their technological and design endeavors. Check out which countries hold the most precious brands.

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Sluggish High-tech Trade; Reshoring and Supply Chain Disruptions at Stake

December 21, 2022

In 2022, overall high-tech trade has increased at a lesser pace than overall trade in goods and merchandise, according to analysis updating earlier findings in the Global Innovation Index 2022, and drawing on data from Trade Data Monitor.

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Venture Capital Expected to Drop after the 2021 Boom, but Remains at Historic Levels

December 14, 2022

The question on the minds of innovators and innovation policy-makers is whether venture capital (VC) will dry up in 2022?

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Intangible Assets Grew to USD 74 trillion. Which are the most Intangible-asset Intensive Firms?

November 11, 2022

Concurrent with the digital revolution, intangible assets – such as R&D, intellectual property, brands, software, databases, organizational assets and skills - have grown in importance. They are now the cornerstone of any vibrant innovation ecosystem. As such, intangible assets should be part of any measure gauging the success of corporate and national innovation ecosystems.