France, 11th most innovative country in the world

The latest Global Innovation Index has just been published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Its ranking positions France as the 11th most innovative country in the world.

For the Global Innovation Index 2021, France continues to progress, moving from 16th place in the world in 2019, to 12th in 2020 and 11th out of 132 in 2021. And that is not the only positive figure. According to the same barometer, France ranks 6th in creativity (up 7 places from 2020), and 8th in industrial design filings (up 13 places). It is also the second-largest patent filer in Europe and the fifth largest in the world, figures that reflect a very strong innovation dynamic in the scientific and industrial world.

A strong appeal

France also continues to attract venture capitalists in innovation (9th place) and talent in innovative sectors (13th place), in line with its 1st place in Europe in June 2021 for the number of foreign investment projects, according to the EY barometer. WIPO also notes that France has clearly distinguished itself during the health crisis by the protection provided by government measures to companies, allowing them to intensify their investments in innovation and entrepreneurship, despite the pandemic.
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