NEW YORK.- The United States dropped one place to third place by 2023 in the Global Innovation Index (GII). whose new edition was published this Wednesday by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The world’s leading economy is placed behind Switzerland and Sweden, which topped the list of 132 most innovative countries prepared by WIPO, a special body of the United Nations.
The country continues, on the other hand, the undisputed leader of its region and even of the American continent, ahead of Canada (15th place) and Brazil, which this year has identified itself as the most recent- a country in Latin America and the Caribbean. by placing himself in 49th place.
In the index, which measures a series of variables for each country, the US leads in the area of market sophistication, where it ranks first in the world in the section of trade, diversification and market scale, second in credit and the fourth. to invest.
It also stands out, with second place, in the areas of business ability and knowledge and technological production. Its worst result is in the field of infrastructure, where it ranks 25th worldwide.
The report also prepares a classification of the 100 main centers of attraction for science and technology, led by the Japanese region of Tokyo-Yokohama, where the presence of Americans is equivalent to San José-San Francisco (California ), at position 6.
This year, and as an innovation, China managed to seize from the US the distinction of being the country with the largest number of poles of attraction in science and technology in the “top 100”, with 24 “clusters” compared to the giant 21. North American.