Learn about upcoming and past GII launch events


Foresight and STI Policy Making Under Growing Complexity and Uncertainty

Russia, Russian Federation
October 15, 2021

Higher School of Economics is hosting the 11th annual International Academic Conference on Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. This year''s theme, ‘Foresight and STI Policy Making Under Growing Complexity and Uncertainty’ brings together renowned experts and representatives of international organizations including UNESCO and World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO, governmental agencies, development institutions, companies, and leading research and educational centers around the world.

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Global Innovation Index 2021: Insights into Innovation in Egypt

Egypt, Egypt
October 6, 2021

An online event to discuss Egypt''s innovation and links to the Global Innovation Index on the occasion of the launch of the GII 2021 Report. This event is hosted by A2K4D at the AUC''s School of Business, which is a member of the GII Academic Network in partnership with the Portulans Institute.

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Global Inovation Index 2021: Uzbekistan - International Conference

Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan
October 4, 2021

Join us live Monday, October 4, 2021, from 14:30 to 17:50 p.m. Tashkent time (GMT+5), for the internaitonal conference on performance of Uzbekistan on the 14th edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII).

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Innovación en Colombia: una mirada desde el GII a los países emergentes

Colombia, Colombia
September 22, 2021

Join the Universidad de los Andes Facultad de Administración for an event on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets, featuring a discussion surrounding the region''s latest GII 2021 results. The event will include insights from leaders in academia, business and government

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Global Innovation Conclave & India Launch of Global Innovation Index

India, India
September 21, 2021

The Office of Principal Scientific Adviser and NITI Aayog are partnering with CII for the India launch of GII this year. Thematic sessions include Innovation and R&D ecosystem of India; Frugal Innovation for a National Challenge; Co-Innovation and Co-creation through Industry-Academia-Govt collaborations; G20 Economies- Hotspots of Global innovation; GII Database vis-a-vis India R&D Database

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Brazil, Brazil
September 21, 2021

The Brazil GII 2021 launch, in partnership with CNI - Confederação Nacional da Indústria and World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO

The event will be located on CNI’s YouTube



Global Innovation Index Launch

Switzerland, Switzerland
September 20, 2021

Global launch of the 2021 Global Innovation Index in collaboration with Portulans and the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO. Recording of the launch can be found at


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The Future of Post-COVID Innovation Finance – Global Innovation Index 2020/2021

Virtual, Switzerland
May 3, 2021

While the topic of leveraging Science, Technology and Innovation to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has received significant consideration, the cyclical and structural effects on how to finance innovation, and the innovative approaches of countries on how to overcome these challenges, have not received sufficient attention. This event will contribute to overcoming this gap. Discussions will focus on the current and new challenges of financing innovation as they result from the current pandemic crisis.

Special Session on the Global Innovation Index (Pillar Technology and Knowledge Outputs)

Malaysia, Malaysia
April 22, 2021

Special Session on the Global Innovation Index (Pillar Technology and Knowledge Outputs) With World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Trips@25 Webinar: Trips and Trade in Knowledge

Sweden, Sweden
April 20, 2021

Introduction to the ‘Trade in Knowledge’ Project

Link to event here.

Regional Meeting for the UNECE Sub-regional Innovation Policy Outlook: Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus

Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus, Sweden
March 30, 2021

The Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (EESC) sub-region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine) has considerable potential for sustainable growth and development. Innovation, or broad experimentation with new ideas, is crucial to making the most of this potential – and for public policy to play an effective role in enabling and promoting this dynamic.