India ranks 52 in Global Innovation Index 2019

India ranks 52nd in Global Innovation Index 2019 released by Piyush Goyal in New Delhi today

India is now ranked on 52nd in Global Innovation Index 2019. India jumps 5 places to be on the 52nd spot and 29 places in the last five years to rank 52nd from 81 in 2015. India represents the bigger jump by any major economy.

Global Innovation Index 2019:-
  • GII theme of this year is Creating Healthy Lives - The Future of Medical Innovation.
  • Global Innovation Index (GII) continues to be topped by Switzerland while Israel finds its place in the top ten for the first time.
  • Other economies in the top 10 are:
  • India remains 2nd among middle-income economies in terms of the quality of innovation & continues to maintain its leadership in Central and Southern Asia.

GII 2019 -  Health Innovation Policy Priorities:-
  • Importance of ensuring sufficient medical innovation funding, in particular for public sector research
  • Building functional medical innovation systems
  • Facilitating the innovation path from “bench to bedside”
  • Establishing and maintaining a skilled health workforce
  • Moving from research on cures to innovation in the field of prevention
  • Carefully evaluating the costs and benefits of medical innovations
  • Supporting new data infrastructure and digital health strategies to focus on creating data infrastructure and developing processes for efficient and safe data collection, management and sharing.

About the Global Innovation Index (GII 2019):-
  • GII Co-published by World intellectual property organization (WIPO), Cornell University and INSEAD.
  • The Global Innovation Index (GII) is an annual ranking that quantifies the state of the national innovation ecosystem across countries. 
  • Now in its 12th edition, the GII 2019 ranked 129 economies based on 80 wide-ranging indicators.
    These included aspects ranging from traditional measurements like Research and development investments and international patent and trademark applications to newer indicators including mobile-phone app creation and high-tech exports.

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