Why Was the Global Innovation Index Created? Soumitra Dutta Explains

Soumitra Dutta of Cornell University, an original member of the team that developed the Global Innovation Index, gives the back story on the GII’s creation over a decade ago and discusses the study’s evolution.

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.




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