As in previous years, Switzerland ranks first on the Global Innovation Index. Austria is one of the few countries that was able to improve its ranking.
In a national comparison of the UN organization for intellectual property, Germany has dropped from 9th to 10th in the overall ranking of innovations. Switzerland ranks first. Compared to 2020, Austria was able to improve by one notch to 18th place, as can be seen from the latest ratings in the organization’s Global Innovation Index, in which the innovative strength of 132 national economies was compared. Only ten of them have moved up.
In addition to Austria (18th place), France (11th), Iceland (17th), Estonia (21st), Hungary (34th), Bulgaria (35th), Slovakia (37th), Lithuania (39th) have improved .).), Russia (45th) and Belarus (62nd).
In terms of digital participation by the population, Germany slipped from 23rd place in the previous year to 57th place, and for digital offers from public administration even from 17th place to 59th, according to information from the organization on Monday.
“The digital transformation and the awareness of the urgency of driving it forward is not as pronounced in our society as in other parts of the world,” said the President of the German Patent Office, Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer, on Monday in Munich. “A little more dynamism would do our innovation landscape good.”
The fact that Germany is the world leader in patent applications shows the innovative strength of German companies. Rudloff-Schäffer said Rudloff-Schäffer: Here Germany can improve its position in a country comparison. Due to the weaker performance in terms of infrastructure, however, Die slipped from ninth place to tenth place.
As in previous years, Switzerland ranks first on the Global Innovation Index. This is followed by Sweden, the USA, Great Britain, South Korea, the Netherlands, Finland, Singapore and Denmark. The rise of China continues: The People’s Republic moved from 14th to 12th place.
(APA / dpa)