Welcoming Session: Panel Discussion for Global Innovation Index 2019 Launch

Speakers discussed the importance of innovation in welcoming guests to panel discussions for 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.



Soumitra Dutta, Founding Co-editor of GII and Professor, Former Dean, SC Johnson School of Business, Cornell University; Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs and Communications, Dassault Systèmes; Sacha Wunsch-Vincent
Co-Editor of the GII and Head, Section, Economics and Statistics Division, World Intellectual Property Organization; Gianna Sagazio, Innovation Director, National Confederation of Industry
(CNI) Brazil, and Superintendent, Euvaldo Lodi Institute (IEL); Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary,
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India; Cong Tac Pham, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology of
Vietnam (MOST), Government of Vietnam; M.P.R.M. Camps, Secretary General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, The Netherlands.


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