Iran has improved significantly in the Global Innovation Index (GII), ranking 78th out of 128 countries in 2016, compared to a rank of 106 out of 141 in 2015.
The GII aims to capture the multi-dimensional facets of innovation and provide the tools that can assist in tailoring policies to promote long-term output growth, improved productivity, and job growth. It is published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in partnership with other organisations and institutions.
This year’s rankings were topped by Switzerland, Sweden and the United Kingdom, while Togo, Guinea and Yemen took the lowest places.
(Source: Global Innovation Index)