The country rose one position compared to 2019
The results of the Global Innovation Index (GII) for 2020 are already known and bring good news for Portugal, which rose one position compared to 2019 and now occupies 31st place. The GII, published by Cornell University (USA), INSEAD (France) and the World Intellectual Property Organization, is one of the main international references in the field of innovation.
This ranking is calculated based on seven categories: institutions, human capital and R&D, infrastructure, market sophistication, the sophistication of business models, creation of knowledge and technology and creative outputs.
Portugal stood out in terms of the indicator of production of technical and scientific articles, occupying the sixth place in the world. Portugal also records good performances in other areas that contribute to the innovation process, such as spending on computer software (8th place), registered trademarks by origin (13th), online public services (17th) or the environment for doing business (18th).
These results are in line with the 2020 data from the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS), in which Portugal became part of the group of strongly innovative countries in the European Union. It should be recalled that the country has risen six places compared to the 2016 EIS, assuming itself now as the 12th most innovative country in the EU.