Key Findings of the GII 2017
From the Global Innovation Index 2017, devoted to measuring the innovation performance of 127 economies and the theme ‘Innovation Feeding the World’, six messages emerge. Many of these messages are con- cerned with innovation as a driver of growth generally. One is concerned specifically with the role of innova- tion as a way to address the growing need for advances in agriculture and food value chains.
Finding 1: Crafting the foundations for innovation-driven growth while the global economy is at an important turning point.
Finding 2: Smart, digital agricultural innovation and a better uptake of innovation in developing countries can help overcome serious food challenges.
Finding 3: More innovation convergence is needed globally, with developing countries perfecting their innovation systems.