World's top 10 innovative economies

Updated: 2016-08-18 07:11


No 10 Germany (No 12 in 2015)


World's top 10 innovative economies

A new e-Golf vehicle (R) and a Passat (L) of German car maker Volkswagen are seen in one of the twin car towers at the Volkswagen factory during a visit on the sidelines of the company's annual press conference on April 28, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany.[Photo/VCG]

Switzerland retained its title as the world's most innovative country, followed by Sweden and the United Kingdom, according to this year's Global Innovation Index.

China was ranked 25th – the first time a middle-income country has joined the highly developed economies that have dominated the top of the index in its nine editions.

The Global Innovation Index 2016, co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), surveyed 128 economies, using 82 indicators to gauge both innovative capabilities and measurable results.

Let's take a look at the world's top 10 most innovative economies.

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