In this text, I will summarize the key findings from the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2023 Report, which is published by The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
To access the report, please click on the following link:
[Global Innovation Index 2023 Report]
At the outset, it’s worth noting that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made remarkable progress in the fields of innovation and research and development (R&D) under the guidance of their visionary leadership.
Now, let’s delve into the essential components of the GII report:
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in the GII Report:
A. Overall KPI: This encompasses both Input KPIs and Output KPIs.
B. Input KPIs: There are five of these, including Institutions, Human Capital and Research, Infrastructure, Market Sophistication, and Business Sophistication.
C. Output KPIs: These consist of two, namely Knowledge and Technology Outputs, and Creative Outputs.
Now, let’s focus on the pages within the report that are of particular significance to the UAE:
Page 18: This page reveals the UAE’s overall KPI ranking, placing 2nd in the Northern African and Western Region.
Page 19: Here, you’ll find the UAE’s overall KPI ranking at 32nd in the world, making it the top-ranked country among Arab nations.
Page 58: This page provides a comprehensive view of the UAE’s Overall KPI, Input KPIs, and Output KPIs.
However, the most crucial page for the UAE within the report is undoubtedly:
On this page, all KPIs and Sub-KPIs are presented, allowing us to discern our strengths and areas that require improvement. Notable highlights include:
In the Input KPI, under the category of Institutions (1.3.2: Entrepreneurship Policies and Culture), the UAE is globally ranked first.
In terms of areas for improvement, within the Output KPI of Knowledge and Technology Outputs (6.1: Knowledge Creation), the UAE ranks 96th worldwide.
In conclusion, it is with great pride and optimism that I acknowledge the UAE’s impressive strides in the realms of innovation and applied research.
Prof. Dr. Ghanim Kashwani, PhD, CEng, FICE, FEI