Supporting innovation in Alzheimer’s treatment

Governments face a clear choice today. Unless public policies steer private funding to difficult diseases with long development times and high failure rates—and do so strongly enough to generate multi...

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Is medical innovation the key to global economic growth?

The global economy owes much of its success to better healthcare, says the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 2019 Global Innovation Index. This piece looks at how improvements to healthcar...

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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Drones and phones: Rwanda’s high-tech healthcare revolution

Rwanda’s receptiveness to, and interest in, the adoption of innovative solutions to public health challenges has led to the country’s remarkable progress—both in enhancing health equity and towards ac...

Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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A doctor in your pocket

Babyl Rwanda combines readily-available technology, increasing computing power, and AI with medical expertise to office an accessible, immediate and personalized health service....

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019
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This lifelong digital assistant will help you live a healthier life

iamYiam is a digital platform that provides evidence-based, preventative recommendations on how to live a more healthy life, all personalized to an individual's own biology and preferences....

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2019
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How AI will help us to diagnose disease faster and more accurately

Chinese internet-based technology and cultural behemoth Tencent is using AI innovations in medical imaging and data mining to provide better, faster, more comprehensive diagnoses....

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2019
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The geography of innovation is changing

Tectonic shifts are altering global innovation, as old divisions between north and south, east and west start to crumble. The traditionally ‘spiky’ innovation map – with peaks of activity in a few cou...

Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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Four steps to global health

The race to total global health is on, driven by IT innovations in these four fields of healthcare.

Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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Five trends driving a global healthcare revolution

The explosion in science and technology-led innovation is revolutionising healthcare around the world. In the Global Innovation Index 2019, Pratap Khedar and Dharmendra Sahay of ZS Associates identify...

Posted on Monday, November 4, 2019
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This is how innovation is helping to make 100 million Egyptians healthier

Egypt has used big data, automation, AI and sophisticated processes for its 100 Million Healthy Lives initiative to eradicate hepatitis C from the country and improve the health of tens of millions of...

Posted on Friday, November 1, 2019
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Are we about to enter a new “golden age” of medical innovation?

After decades of rapid progress, advances in medical technologies have slowed in recent years. But there are reasons to be hopeful, according to the Global Innovation Index 2019, with artificial intel...

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Soon your doctor will prescribe bespoke treatment just for you. This is how

Big data and artificial intelligence are set to transform medical science over the next decade. Computing and network power, combined with collaborative innovation across disciplines and countries is ...

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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10 ways medical innovation will transform our lives over the next decade

Emerging technologies look set to transform the healthcare industry. In this year's Global Innovation Index, Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), explores some of the ...

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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GII Briefing for Uzbekistan

GII Co-Editor Sacha Wunsch-Vincent presents the GII 2019 to government officials from Uzbekistan.

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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7 key findings from the world’s biggest study on innovation

Which countries lead the world in innovation, where are the top tech clusters, and how should we measure the quality of innovation? The Global Innovation Index 2019 sets out to answer these questions,...

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2019
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Reviewing the Status of Data for Viet Nam Innovation Index 2020

HANOI, 24 October 2019 - GII Co-Editor Sacha Wunsch-Vincent conducts a data consultation workshop on the GII for Vietnamese government officials....

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019
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APEC Secretariat Regional Briefing on the GII

SINGAPORE, 23 October 2019 - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) organizes a regional briefing on the Global Innovation Index (GII)....

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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Arab States Regional Meeting on Global Innovation Index

CAIRO, 15 – 17 October 2019 (MENA) - The League of Arab States (LAS) hosts a Regional Meeting on the Global Innovation Index (GII)....

Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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WIPO DG Meeting with Chinese Minister of Science and Technology (MOST) Wang Zhigang

GENEVA, 11 October 2019 – GII Co-Editor Sacha Wunsch-Vincent presents the GII 2019 during the WIPO Director General's Meeting with Chinese Minister of Science and Technology (MOST) Wang Zhigang....

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2019
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Global Innovation Index –The Shifting Global Innovation Landscape and the Czech Republic at the Czech Industrial Property Office’s 100th Anniversary

PRAGUE, 19 September 2019 – World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry was warmly welcomed in Prague last 19 September 2019 during an international conference on th...

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019
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National Innovation Ecosystem Architecture Workshop in Kigali

KIGALI, 11 September 2019 – The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) together with the Rwandan Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICT) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) host ...

Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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The Regional Innovation Index for Colombia (IDIC)

The latest edition of the IDIC was launched in December 2018 and the GII team had the opportunity to connect with Ms. Clara Inés Pardo Martínez, PhD the Executive Director at OCyT, to discuss the proj...

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Singapore: The ‘Living Lab’ for Renewable Energy Innovation

Burgeoning population and scarcity of resources have expedited the pace of innovation and made it necessary for the world to embrace new technology for the pursuit of environmental sustainability. In ...

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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Oman GII LAB 2019: Step Forward Towards Achieving Oman Vision 2040

“In order to harmonize the Sultanate's efforts across all sectors and achieve integration, innovation has become an essential pillar for Oman Vision 2040. The Global Innovation Index has been adopted ...

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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Reflections from Davos: Inclusive innovation is key

Professor Soumitra Dutta, founding editor of the GII, provides key takeaways from the WEF Annual Meeting 2019 as it relates to global innovation....

Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019
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In the book, Financing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Markets (Elsevier, 2018), authors Casanova, Cornelius and Dutta shed light on the role startups play in innovation and economic devel...

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Furthering Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa

For several editions, the GII has noted that the Sub-Saharan Africa region performs relatively well on innovation. For example, the GII 2018 recognizes twenty countries as ‘Innovation Achievers,’ a gr...

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Regional launch of the Global Innovation Index 2018 for West African Countries

On December 18, 2018 in Accra, Ghana, the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018 report was launched at the Fair on agriculture technologies for West Africa countries. The Fair was organised by the Afric...

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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