05 Sep 2019
Innovative activity is without doubt one of the drivers of economic and social development. This is assuredly the reason why the Global Innovation Index report, published annually by WIPO, has become a global benchmark that helps legislators better understand how to stimulate and measure innovative activity and its impact on economic growth and development. The Global Innovation Index 2019, co-published by WIPO, Cornell University and INSEAD, ranks the results of innovation in almost 130 countries and economies in different regions of the world based on some 80 indicators. These indicators include a measurement of investment in R&D, the number of patent and trademark applications, and the growth of high-tech exports, among others.