Global Innovation Index 2018 Country Launch in India

Monday, August 13, 2018

WIPO, in collaboration with India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), organized on August 8, 2018, an event on India’s innovation drive, based on the country’s climb in the recent Global Innovation Index (GII).

Dr. Sacha Wunsch-Vincent, Co-Editor of the GII, presented the results of the 2018 edition of the GII. He highlighted India’s performance in the GII, having moved up in many of the GII’s performance variables. This Year India moved up 3 positions to the rank of 57 out of 126 countries that were covered by GII 2018. Dr. Wunsch-Vincent underlined India’s consistent top positions in variables such as ICT services exports and progress in labor productivity – now ranked 4th in the world. India also features in the novel 2018 GII ranking on the world’s top science and technology clusters with positions for Bangalore and New Delhi among the top 100 such clusters worldwide.

Dr. Wunsch-Vincent also stressed that India’s use of the GII has been an example for other countries to follow. Under the leadership of the Minister of Commerce and Industry, and of NITI, with its newly created Atal Innovation Mission, India created a cross-ministerial task force to assess Indian innovation performance and the related metrics. These efforts garnered attention at the highest government levels, including the Prime Minister.

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