Top 15 Most Innovative Countries

The Mental Floss blog has an interesting post commenting a recent study by The Economist Intelligence Unit aimed at finding the most innovative countries in the world.

“The number of patents each country generated during those four years, per million people, was the primary method for determining the measure of innovation. As for the results? Not what you might expect. India, for instance, didn’t even make the top 15, nor did China.”

The study was conducted from 2002 to 2006, and here is the top 15 list:

  1. Japan
  2. Switzerland
  3. U.S.
  4. Sweden
  5. Finland
  6. Germany
  7. Denmark
  8. Taiwan
  9. Netherlands
  10. Israel
  11. Austria
  12. France
  13. Canada
  14. Belgium
  15. South Korea

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