The 2012 Global Innovation Index has been launched by the INSEAD Business School. For the second year running that Switzerland, Sweden and Singapore are in the top three positions. The rest of the top ten this year are: Finland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, Hong Kong (China), Ireland and the United States. Canada dropped out of the top ten this year, while the U.S. fell to tenth position from number seven last year.
New Zealand comes in at #13, with Australia 10 places behind at #23, a drop of 2 places from last year. The index directly links innovation to the creation of wealth so rankings matter!
To read the report, see: http://www.globalinnovationindex.org/gii/main/fullreport/index.html