World's most innovative countries

South Korea tops list while US makes a comeback into the top 10

Harichandan Arakali
Published: Jan 28, 2019 12:30:50 PM IST
Updated: Jan 28, 2019 12:33:51 PM IST

g_112563_south_korea_280x210.jpgImage: Shutterstock


Bloomberg recently published the seventh edition of its annual Innovation Index that saw South Korea retain the top spot, with Israel surging several places to number five. The index—comprising 60 countries, including India—is built on the basis of their capabilities in areas such as research and development spending, patent activity, manufacturing capability and concentration of high-tech public companies.

Germany came a close second to Korea whereas Israel overtook economies, including Japan, Singapore and Sweden. The US, which didn’t figure in the top 10 last year, returned this time, ranked eighth.

Click here to see Forbes India's comprehensive coverage on the Covid-19 situation and its impact on life, business and the economy‚Äč

(This story appears in the 15 February, 2019 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

Show More
Post Your Comment
Required, will not be published
All comments are moderated
Reelpolitik: How biopics help drive home the political agenda
Innovation winter's flip side in Asia