Global Innovation Index 2013
Dean Soumitra Dutta spoke to dozens
of journalists in July 2013, when one of
his major research projects — the Global
Innovation Index 2013 — was unveiled
at the United Nations in Geneva,
Switzerland, and in New York City.
Published annually since 2007, the index is evolving into the
chief benchmarking tool for business executives, policy makers, and
others seeking insight into the state of innovation around the world.
The 2013 report looked at 142 economies, using 84 indicators,
gauging both innovation capabilities and measurable results. It is
co-published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, a
specialized agency of the United Nations; Cornell University; and
The results of the Global Innovation Index 2013 were reported by some 400 media outlets worldwide. Media in the U.S. covered the release extensively, as the U.S. rose in the index to fifth, behind Switzerland, Sweden, the U.K., and the Netherlands. Major media outlets covering the report include The Economist, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, China Daily USA, Economic Times of India, and Information Week.