Switzerland is the world’s most-innovative country, followed by Sweden, the United States, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, according to the 2019 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII). Twelve of the top 20 GII economies are in Europe. The Netherlands lost two places (from second to fourth), Germany is stable at place 9.

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