WIPO has published its annual global innovation index.

The top 5 countries in order are Switzerland, the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands and the USA.

Australia came in at 17, maintaining its position from last year. Interestingly, Australia was ranked No. 10 in the innovation inputs sub-index, but only 24 in the innovation outputs sub-index.

Also, according to the infographic “In a perfect world for innovation, who would do what?”, the printing and publishing industry is the perfect size .

The report also includes chapters on innovation policy and perspectives.