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Call for shift in innovation policy

The weak performance of developing countries in global innovation rankings is further evidence of a need to alter policy, a senior researcher has said.

The 2016 Global Innovation Index, published on 16 August, ranks China as the 25th most innovative country in the world—the highest position for a developing or emerging economy. Chile is the next-ranked nation, at position 43.

According to the executive director of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Jacob Edler, this is strong evidence for a shift in a approach to innovation policy that can better aid the development of weaker nations.

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