FAST FIVE: Switzerland, Not USA, Is The 'Most Innovative' Country In The World
The 2022 index has found that innovation is still blossoming in some sectors despite the global economic slowdown and coronavirus pandemic, especially in industries to do with public health and the environment.
As Statista's Katharina Buchholz reports, Switzerland topped the rankings with a score of 64.6 out of 100, the 12th time it has been named the world leader in innovation.
The United States come second while the Sweden rounds off the top three.
You will find more infographics at Statista One of the biggest winners of the ranking was South Korea, which climbed up from rank 10 in 2020 to rank 6 in 2022.
China is now the world's 11th most innovative nation, up from rank 14 in 2020 and 2019 and rank 17 in 2018.