October 19, 2022

Global Innovation Index 2022: Mauritius ranks 1st in Africa

According to the Global Innovation Index (GII) Report 2022 (the “GII Report”), the yearly flagship report published jointly by the Cornell University of New York, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation in September 2022, Mauritius ranks 1st in Africa and 45th worldwide.  Mauritius made a marked progression compared to the 2021 report by gaining 7 places on its worldwide ranking.


The GII Report evaluates the innovation performance of 132 economies highlighting their innovation strengths and areas for improvement. The ranking is based on performance across seven pillars namely Institution, Human capital and research, Infrastructure, Market sophistication, Business sophistication, Knowledge and technology outputs and Creative outputs. The index tracks the most recent global innovation trends against the background of an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, slowing productivity growth and other challenges. The report also highlights that the demand for intellectual property including trademarks, patents and designs grew during the global pandemic in both 2020 and 2021.


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