World’s most Innovative Countries – [INFOGRAPHIC]

Good and Column Five have put together an infographic based on the most innovative countries and industries.

The methodology used was based on four primary criteria:

  1. Success: The ration of patent applications to patent grants over the course of the past three years
  2. Global reach: The percentage of the patent portfolio recognised and protected by the major patent authorities in the US, Chinam Europe and Japan
  3. Influence: The long-term impact of innovations, as measured by how often the patent is cited within the industry
  4. Volume: The number of new techniques or inventions created – excluding patents that refine existing innovations

The U.S. comes first as the most innovative country, with France and Sweden the most innovative in Europe.

World’s Most Innovative Countries [Infographic]


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