Canada Glaringly Absent From World’s 10 Most Innovative Countries


The following infographic provides an excellent overview of the World’s Most Innovative Countries and the weighted criteria used to rank the top 10.  Glaringly, Canada is completely absent from this list.  It is worth noting that eight of the ten countries listed have much smaller populations than Canada.  Published by The Times of London, the list is not a perfect. I find it a bit busy, and it does not include consideration of the OECD data on investment in research & development in the leading industrialized countries. That said, I have little essential disagreement with this list.  I also believe that Dan Muzyka and the Conference Board of Canada would not disagree with this assessment. Investment in research & development, leading to commercial technology innovation is crucial to a country’s economic growth and competitiveness in productivity. Canada lags in every category.

READ MORE: World’s Most Innovative Countries: The Times of London


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