Latin American region's performance in GII 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

On August 21st, 2017 the government of Costa Rica, in coordination with WIPO, organized an event to present the results of The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017 in San José, Costa Rica. The event, hosted by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs; Justice and Peace; Science, Technology, and Telecom; as well as the local IP registry, had the central goal of expanding the visibility of the GII in the region. Aimed at the various public and private sector representatives and policy makers the index was showcased as a ‘tool for action’ for decision makers with the goal of improving countries’ innovation performances. Among the attendees to this event were: Mrs. Ana Helena Chacon Echeverria, 2nd Vice President of Republic of Costa Rica; Mrs. Carolina Vazquez Soto, Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications; Mr. Manuel Antonino Gonzalez Sanz, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship; Mrs. Ruth Lockward, DG, Natioanl IP Office Dominican Republic; and Mr. Luis Jimenez Sancho, DG, National IP Registry.

Although important regional potential exists, the GII rankings of countries in Latin America relative to other regions have not steadily improved. In recent years and in 2017, no economies from this region are identified as innovation achievers. Detailed coverage on performance of these economies in Global Innovation Index 2017 here

A Portuguese version of the GII 2017 will be available soon on the GII website.

Additional coverage in media on this event can be found at

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