China Ranks 29 in Global Innovation Index

 

The 2011 results of Global Innovation Index (GII) were released on 30 June jointly by INSEAD and its knowledge partners including World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
 
GII is a global index measuring the level of innovation of an economy in terms of their innovation capabilities and results launched by INSEAD in 2007. This year's GII covers 125 economies, accounting for 93.2% of the world's population. China ranks 29th on the list and is the only developing country among the top 30 innovators.
 
By region, China is number 7 among the East Asia/Pacific economies, and by income group, China tops the GII rankings among the lower-middle-income economies.  
 
The GII measures innovation in terms of a simple average of two sub-indices, namely, Innovation Input Sub-Index and Innovation Output Sub-Index. The former gauges elements of the national economy that enable innovative activities, grouped in five pillars including "Institutions", "Human capital and research", "Infrastructure", "Market sophistication", and "Business sophistication", whereas the latter captures actual evidence of innovation outputs in two pillars of "Scientific outputs" and "Creative outputs".
 
 
 

Rank

Economies

Income

Rank 2009

Rank 2010

1

Switzerland

High

7

4

2

Sweden

High

3

2

3

Singapore

High

5

7

4

Hong Kong

High

12

3

5

Finland

High

13

6

6

Denmark

High

8

5

7

United States of America

High

1

11

8

Canada

High

11

12

9

Netherlands

High

10

8

10

England

High

4

14

 
 

GII Ranking of 15 East Asia/Pacific Economies

 

Rank

Economies

Income

Rank 2009

Rank 2010

3

Singapore

High

5

7

4

Hong Kong

High

12

3

15

New Zealand

High

27

9

16

Korea

High

6

20

20

Japan

High

9

13

21

Australia

High

22

18

29

China

Lower middle

37

43

31

Malaysia

Lower middle

25

28

48

Thailand

Lower middle

44

60

51

Vietnam

Lower middle

64

71

68

Mongolia

Lower middle

105

87

75

Brunei Darussalam

High

-

48

91

Philippines

Lower middle

63

76

99

Indonesia

Lower middle

49

72

111

Cambodia

Low

117

102