Asia – The Future Hub of Innovation: Panel Discussion for Global Innovation Index 2019 Launch

Panelists discussed Asia’s experience as a rising innovation powerhouse ahead of the launch of the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 in New Delhi, India.

The GII 2019 ranks the innovation performance of 129 countries and economies around the world, based on 80 indicators. It is co-published by WIPO, Cornell University and INSEAD. The GII is the world’s premier tool for evaluating economies’ innovation capacity and performance. It is used by countries across the globe to better understand how to foster innovation among their populations, with policy makers using the GII’s findings and methodology in creative ways to advance innovation-led economic and social growth.



Speakers include: Rekha M. Menon, Member, CII AI Forum, Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture; Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization; Shekhar C. Mande, Secretary, DSIR and Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India; Rajiv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India; Scott Russell
President- Asia Pacific and Japan, SAP; Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs and Communications, Dassault Systèmes;
Bai Jie, Counselor for Scientific and Technological Affairs of the Chinese Embassy to India,
on behalf of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China.


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