Iran’s position in the Global Innovation Index (GII) has improved by four notches in 2019 and the country has been ranked 61st among 129 countries.
Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari hailed the country’s rising performance in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019, saying Iran has jumped to the 61st place in the most recent report.
“Amid the anti-Iranian threats and sanctions imposed by the US and Europe that have caused a lot of limitations and challenges for our country, release of the latest Global Innovation Index report by an institution affiliated with the United Nations indicated Iran’s 4-step rise (in the ranking) compared to the previous year,” Sattari added.
The Global Innovation Index 2019 has provided detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 129 countries and economies around the world.
For a brief review of Iran’s achievements in various fields of science and technology, check the book “Science and Technology in Iran: A Brief Review – 2019”
Its 80 indicators have explored a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication.
The GII 2019 has analyzed the medical innovation landscape of the next decade, looking at how technological and non-technological medical innovation will transform the delivery of healthcare worldwide.
Switzerland is the world’s most innovative country followed by Sweden, the United States of America, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, according to the GII 2019.