2013 most innovative countries

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Here are the 2013 Most Innovative Countries, according to Bloomberg’s Global Innovation Index.

The ranking were based on the following factors:

  • Productivity: GDP per employed person age 15 and over.
  • High-tech density: The number of high-tech public companies — such as aerospace and defense, biotechnology, hardware, software, semiconductors, Internet software and services, and renewable energy companies — as a percentage of all publicly listed companies.
  • Researcher concentration: The number of professionals, including Ph.D. students, engaged in R&D per one million people.
  • Manufacturing capability: Manufacturing value added as a percentage of GDP and as a share of world total manufacturing value added.
  • Tertiary efficiency: The number of secondary graduates enrolled in post-secondary institutions as a percentage of cohort; the percentage of the labor force with tertiary degrees; annual science and engineering graduates as a percentage of the labor force and as a percentage of total tertiary graduates.
  • Patent activity: Resident patent filings per one million residents and per $1 million of R&D spent; patents granted as a percentage of the world total.

For more information visit Bloomberg’s report

TOP 5. Germany
Photograph by Sime (Grab from Blommberg)
Photograph by Sime (Grabbed from Blommberg)
Germany ranked fifth in Bloomberg’s Global Innovation Index.
R&D intensity: 9th
Productivity: 20th
High-tech density: 6th
Researcher concentration: 17th
Manufacturing capability: 3rd
Tertiary efficiency: 25th
Patent activity: 6th
 
TOP 4. Japan
Photograph by Steve Vidler (Grabbed from Bloomberg)
Photograph by Steve Vidler (Grabbed from Bloomberg)
Japan ranked fourth in Bloomberg’s Global Innovation Index.
R&D intensity: 5th
Productivity: 14th
High-tech density: 8th
Researcher concentration: 9th
Manufacturing capability: 6th
Tertiary efficiency: 30th
Patent activity: 3rd
 
TOP 3. United States
Photograph by Walter Bibikow (Grabbed from Bloomberg)
Photograph by Walter Bibikow (Grabbed from Bloomberg)
The United States ranked third in Bloomberg’s Global Innovation Index
R&D intensity: 10th
Productivity: 10th
High-tech density: 1st
Researcher concentration: 12th
Manufacturing capability: 24th
Tertiary efficiency: 37th
Patent activity: 5th
 
TOP 2. Sweden
Photograph by Sime (Grabbed from Bloomberg)
Photograph by Sime (Grabbed from Bloomberg)
Sweden ranked second in Bloomberg’s Global Innovation Index.
R&D intensity: 4th
Productivity: 7th
High-tech density: 5th
Researcher concentration: 8th
Manufacturing capability: 22nd
Tertiary efficiency: 13th
Patent activity: 26th
 
TOP 1. South Korea
Photograph by Steve Vidler (Grabbed from Bloobberg)
Photograph by Steve Vidler (Grabbed from Bloobberg)
South Korea ranked first in Bloomberg’s Global Innovation Index.
R&D intensity: 3rd
Productivity: 33rd
High-tech density: 3rd
Researcher concentration: 6th
Manufacturing capability: 2nd
Tertiary efficiency: 3rd
Patent activity: 2nd
 
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