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1 High Level Segment Geneva, 1 st July 2013 Soumitra Dutta Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean, Professor of Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University Bruno Lanvin Executive Director, European Competitiveness Initiative, INSEAD

2 A tool for action around 84 metrics

3 The GII is a multi-stakeholder effort Co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD and WIPO Four Knowledge Partners: Booz & Company, the Confederation of Indian Industry, du, and Huawei Independent statistical audit by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission International advisory board

4 GII 2013 – Main results Innovation is a global game An innovation divide persists Local dynamics are key Policy implications emerge

5 GII 2013 rankings – Top 10 1.Singapore 2.Hong Kong (China) 3.United States of America 4.United Kingdom 5.Sweden 6.Finland 7.Switzerland 8.Denmark 9.Canada 10.Netherlands 1.Switzerland 2.Netherlands 3.Sweden 4.United Kingdom 5.Malta 6.Luxembourg 7.Iceland 8.Finland 9.Israel 10.Germany Input Sub-Index Output Sub-Index 1.Mali 2.Moldova, Rep. 3.Guinea 4.Malta 5.Swaziland 6.Indonesia 7.Nigeria 8.Kuwait 9.Costa Rica 10.Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep. 1.Switzerland 2.Sweden 3.United Kingdom 4.Netherlands 5.United States of America 6.Finland 7.Hong Kong (China) 8.Singapore 9.Denmark 10.Ireland Efficiency Ratio GII

6 Mapping the GII rankings is not the whole story


8 The local dynamics of innovation o Despite the economic crisis, innovation is alive and well. Research and development spending levels are surpassing 2008 levels in most countries. o The theme of the GII 2013 is on ‘the local dynamics of innovation’. Seven analytical chapters shed light on the factors leading to the excellence of innovation hubs, the role of local ‘champions, the interaction of clusters with local, inter-regional, and global networks and value chains, with examples from India, Uruguay, the Middle East and Northern Africa, and Europe, among others. o Local dynamics are bustling in established hubs such as Baden-Württemberg in Germany, the Capital Region of the Republic of Korea, Guangdong Province in China, Stredni Cechy in the Czech Republic, the Mumbai region in India, Tel Aviv in Israel, São Paulo in Brazil, etc. o The report signals a shift from the tendency to duplicate successful initiatives. Original innovation ecosystem are thriving around the world. o In New York City, Cornell University and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology were invited to set up the NYC Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island, aimed at attracting a new talent pool, lead to innovation, and impact the economy of the surrounding region.

9 A benchmark for policymakers Measuring innovation is a moving target. The GII helps identify targeted policies, good practices, and other levers to foster innovation. Country profiles include strengths and weaknesses. The GII rankings attract media attention, but they are not the main part of the GII.

10 A persistent innovation divide Striking pattern of stability at the top. Switzerland comes 1 st and Sweden 2 nd since 2011. The top 10 or top 25 might swap rankings, but not a single country moved in or out this year. Rankings remain strongly correlated with income levels.


12 Some regional gaps have been reduced Median ranks in Human capital and research, and Infrastructure present the expected shape, but some gaps have been bridged in the remaining pillars (red arrows). For example, the median Sub-Saharan African country performs better than the median Central and Southern Asian country in Institutions, Business sophistication and Creative outputs.

13 Policy implications o Innovation is a mindset – It requires the identification and mobilization of multiple resources, and hence the engagement of a multiplicity of stakeholders. o Metrics are useful to ‘bring everyone on the same page’ and provide a commonly accepted tool to minitor progress and identify priorities. o The core ingredient behind innovation (before investment, research, and cooperation) is talent. Education is fundamental, as well as openness and appetite for change. o The GII aims at providing a set of feasible and ambitious objectives to the global community, as well as a forum where policies and strategies can be discussed, compared and coordinated.

14 Thank you for your attention

15 Top 3 by region and income group (GII rank) Region/income group123 Central & Southern AsiaIndia (66)Kazakhstan (84)Sri Lanka (98) Sub-Saharan AfricaMauritius (53)South Africa (58)Uganda (89) Southeast Asia & OceaniaHong Kong (China) (7)Singapore (8)New Zealand (17) Latin America & the Caribbean Costa Rica (39)Chile (46)Barbados (47) Northern Africa & Western Asia Israel (14)Cyprus (27)United Arab Emirates (38) EuropeSwitzerland (1)Sweden (2)United Kingdom (3) Northern AmericaUnited States of America (5) Canada (11) High incomeSwitzerland (1)Sweden (2)United Kingdom (3) Upper-middle incomeMalaysia (32)Latvia (33)China (35) Lower-middle incomeMoldova, Rep. (45)Armenia (59)India (66) Low incomeUganda (89)Kenya (99)Tajikistan (101)

16 Innovation Leaders and Learners Leaders are the top 25. Learners are 18 countries out-performing their peers relative to GDP per capita: Moldova, China, India, Uganda, Armenia, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Jordan, Mongolia, Mali, Kenya, Senegal, Hungary, Georgia, Montenegro, Costa Rica, Tajikistan, and Latvia. Key chart in the Report, on page 24

17 Some examples of fast movers Small relative changes among countries can have significant impacts on rankings. Scores are often remarkably close: for 51st to 75th positions, a span of 2.7 points; for the 76th to 100th positions, a span of 4.5 points. Uganda and Costa Rica had the most significant jumps, bringing them, incidentally, into the category of innovation learners. Country/Economy GII 2012 rank GII 2013 rank Jump Uganda11789+28 Costa Rica6039+21 Bolivia, Plurinational St. 11495+19 Cambodia129110+19 Mexico7963+16 Uruguay6752+15 Indonesia10085+15 Ecuador9883+15

18 Quality matters for impact Not all innovation inputs and outputs are of equal quality, and hence not all of them have the same impact. BRICs are the best performers among middle- income countries on 3 key indicators included this year (top 3 universities, patent family applications, and publications citations). The top 18 positions taken by high-income economies.

19 GII Advisory Board in 2013 o Khalid S. AL-SULTAN, Rector, King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia o Daniele ARCHIBUGI, Research Director, Italian National Research Council; and Professor, University of London o Robert D. ATKINSON, President, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), USA o Robert BELL, Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA o Irina BOKOVA, Director General, UNESCO o Dongmin CHEN, Professor/Dean, School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Peking University, China o Leonid GOKHBERG, First Vice-Rector, Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation o Rolf-Dieter HEUER, Director General, CERN o Raghunath Anant MASHELKAR, Bhatnagar Fellow, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research; Chairperson, National Innovation Foundation; President, Global Research Alliance, India o Diego MOLANO VEGA, Minister, Information Technologies and Communications, Colombia o Sibusiso SIBISI, President and CEO, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa o Lynn ST. AMOUR, President and CEO, Internet Society o Rob STEELE, Secretary-General, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) o Hamadoun TOURÉ, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

20 The Global Innovation Index 2013 Chapter 1 Discussion of results Annex 1 Conceptual framework Annex 2 Adjustments in 2013 and year-on-year comparability of results Annex 3 Joint Research Centre statistical audit Seven analytical chapters - “The local dynamics of innovation”Appendices Appendix I Country/economy profiles (142 economies) Appendix II Data tables (84 indicators) Appendix III Sources and definitions Appendix IV Technical notes Appendix V About the authors

21 Independent statistical audit Performed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission The general conclusion is that missing data are problematic, particularly for the output sub- index. Inclusion for the first time of a measure of distance to the efficient frontier by Data Envelopment Analysis (country- specific weights for pillars instead of common weights). Published rankings Audit No imputation of missing data Imputation of missing data Arithmetic averagesGeometric averages Fixed weightsRandom weights One calculation4,000 Monte Carlo simulations One ranking for GII, Input and Output Sub-indices 90% confidence intervals for each ranking

22 Year-on-year comparability of results (Annex 2) o 2012 framework, 2012 and 2012 data compared o Missing data might affect the rankings, not just performance o The US and Singapore would have kept their 2012 rankings (10th and 3rd respectively) had we kept the 2012 framework unchanged Change in rankings due to data updates o 2013 data, 2012 and 2013 frameworks compared (20 indicators with adjustments) o The US gained 5 positions and Singapore lost 5 due to adjustments to the GII framework o Focus on indicators on quality (top 3 universities score, citations of publications, patent family applications in at least three offices) Change in rankings due to adjustments to the GII framework o This effect, important last year, is monor this year o All countries ranked 48 onwards were affected by Barbados entering the rankings at position 47 Inclusion of 3 countries, exclusion of 2 (indicator coverage criteria)

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