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The Global Innovation Index 2014: The Human Factor in Innovation is the result of a collaboration between Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as co-publishers, and their Knowledge Partners.
We are pleased to present the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014. This year, the theme of the report is the ‘Human Factor in Innovation’. The GII 2014, in its 7th edition, is again co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, a specialized agency of the United Nations). The GII recognizes the key role of innovation as a driver of economic growth and well-being. It aims to capture the multi-dimensional facets of innovation and to be applicable to developed and emerging economies alike. In doing so, it helps policy makers and business leaders move beyond one-dimensional innovation metrics towards a more holistic analysis of innovation drivers and outcomes. Over the last seven years, the GII has established itself as a leading reference on innovation. When launching this same report last year, United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon stressed that the GII is a ‘unique tool for refining innovation policies ... for providing an accurate picture on the role of science, technology and innovation in sustainable development’, and for assessing where more efforts are urgently needed.