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India’s ranking at Global Innovation Index 2021

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 21, Sep 2021
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  • India has been ranked 46th by the World Intellectual Property Organization in the Global Innovation Index 2021 rankings.
  • India has been on a rising trajectory, over the past several years in the Global Innovation Index (GII), from a rank of 81 in 2015 to 46 in 2021.
  • Top 5 Countries in GII 2021: Switzerland, Sweden, USA, UK, South Korea

How is this upward trajectory achieved ?

  • The consistent improvement in the GII ranking is owing to the immense knowledge capital, the vibrant start-up ecosystem, and the amazing work done by the public and the private research organizations.
  • The Scientific Departments like the Department of Atomic Energy; the Department of Science and Technology; the Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Space have played a pivotal role in enriching the National Innovation Ecosystem.
  • The India Innovation Index has been widely accepted as a major step in the direction of decentralization of innovation across all the states of India.
  • The NITI Aayog has been working tirelessly to ensure the optimization of the national efforts for bringing policy led innovation in different areas such as electric vehicles, biotechnology, nano technology, space, alternative energy sources, etc. 

About GII

  • The Global Innovation Index (GII) project was launched by Professor Soumitra Dutta in 2007.
  • The goal was to find and determine metrics and methods that could capture a picture of innovation in society that is as complete as possible.
  • WIPO started its association with the GII in 2011 and began co-publishing the GII in 2012.
  • The GII is the fulcrum for the governments – across the world – to assess the social and the  economic changes in their respective countries.