As the experts explained, the basis for the rating with the participation of 127 countries is the Global Innovation Index, which takes into account such indicators as the development of institutions, education and infrastructure, as well as business conditions. Authors take the information for the index from more than 30 public and private sources. The main theme of the research this year is innovations in agriculture and food production.
The most innovative countries in 2017 are Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United States and the United Kingdom. Switzerland takes the first place for the seventh year in a row.
In general, countries with high incomes per capita took 24 places out of the first 25. The exception was