In the 6th annual Global Innovation Index – published jointly by Cornell, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organisation WIPO – the Netherlands moves up from 9th (2011) and 6th (2012) to a proud 4th place and the EU has 6 of the top 10 places.
The Global Innovation Index is built on five input pillars (Institutions, Human Capital & Research, Infrastructure, Market sophistication, and Business Sophistication) and two output pillars (Knowledge & technology outputs and Creative outputs). In output, the Netherlands ranks 2nd. The major Dutch weakness according to the Global Innovation index is Tertiary Education, which ranks 61st. This low score is mainly caused by low scores on the number of graduates in Science & Technology and by the low outbound enrolment.
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