The GII 2018 marks the 11th edition of the GII, and
the beginning of its second decade providing data and insights gathered from
tracking innovation across the globe. The GII work contributes on two important
fronts: By collecting innovation metrics, it assists countries to better assess
their innovation performance; and by identifying strengths and challenges, it helps
empower countries to improve their innovation policies by leveraging strengths
and overcoming challenges. By pursuing these two objectives, the GII has helped
to shape the innovation measurement and the innovation policy agenda of the
countries it analyses.
This year’s edition, The Global Innovation Index 2018:
Energizing the World with Innovation, is dedicated to the theme of energy
innovation. The GII 2018 analyses the energy innovation landscape of the next
decade and identifies possible breakthroughs in fields such as energy
production, storage, distribution, and consumption. It also looks at how breakthrough
innovation occurs at the grassroots level and describes how small-scale renewable
systems are on the rise.