Romania ranks 52nd in the world and 33rd in Europe in innovation ranking

Newsroom 31/08/2012 | 10:04

Romania has a great deal to catch up to other European countries in the innovation chapter, being placed on the 33rd position in Europe and on the 52nd  place worldwide in the Global Innovation Index.

The scores were calculated by the World Intellectual Property Organization in collaboration with INSEAD, the French business school.

Romania recorded a score of 37.8 points, and went down 2 positions in the worldwide ranking compared to last year.

Europe is very well represented in this index, as European countries hold most of the top ten positions. Thus, Switzerland is on the first place with a score of 68.2 points, followed by Sweden, on the 2nd place, with 64.8 points.

The third place is held by Singapore, with 63.5 points, but after it, other European countries follow on the next positions: thus Finland comes in the fourth with 61.8 points, the United Kingdom the fifth with 61.2 positions, the Netherlands comes the sixth with 60.5 points and Denmark on the seventh with 59.9 points.

The following two positions are held by Hong- Kong (China) and Ireland, which both have a score of 58.7 points.

The United States comes only on the tenth place with 57.7 points.

The last positions in the raking which comprises 141 countries are held by Yemen, Niger and Sudan.

Otilia Haraga

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