S'pore maintains position as Asia's most innovative country

Sweden named world's third most innovative country

In the overall global ranking, Singapore ranked behind Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and beat the USA (which fell from fourth place last year), Finland, Denmark and Germany.

Notably, the Philippines ranked 9th out of 30 economies belonging in the lower-middle income group in terms of overall innovation performance.

The Global Innovation Index 2018 placed SA one place below fellow BRICS member India in 57th place, and ahead of Brazil and Egypt.

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This provides decision makers with an overview about the innovation activity, which stimulates economic and social growth.

"China's rapid rise reflects a strategic direction set by top leadership to develop world-class capacity in innovation and move the structural basis of the economy to more knowledge-intensive industries that rely on innovation to maintain competitive advantage", says WIPO Director General Francis Gurry.

The latest GII rankings, released in NY on Tuesday, put India at 57th position and China at 17th in 2018 as compared to their last year's rankings of 60th and 22nd respectively, giving insight into their innovation capabilities and results. In the indicators that capture the quality of innovation input and output, the country is ranked second after China in the lower and upper middle-income group combined.

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Africa's most innovative economies were able to attract higher foreign direct investments that translated into more jobs for the youth and increased revenue streams to support social sectors like education and health.

South Africa topped the list of the most innovative economies in Africa, followed by Mauritius and Kenya respectively, courtesy of their policy incentives and investments in modern technologies, skills upgrade and scientific research. Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam continue to move up the rankings, steering closer to regional leaders like China, Japan, Singapore, and Republic of Korea.

"Over time, a number of emerging economies stand out for being real movers and shakers in the innovation landscape", says Soumitra Dutta, former dean and professor of management at Cornell University. This represents a leap of five places from past year and another noticeable improvement after it broke into the top 25 in 2016.

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The theme of the 2018 GII edition is "Energising the World with Innovation" looking at the need for expanded innovative work in climate-friendly green technology amid rising energy demands worldwide.

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