Global Technology Leadership

Posted on March 28, 2007  Comments (2)

US ‘no longer technology king’:

Countries were judged on technological advancements in general business, the infrastructure available and the extent to which government policy creates a framework necessary for economic development and increased competitiveness. The Networked Readiness Index, the sixth of its kind published by the World Economic Forum with Insead, the Paris-based business school, scrutinised progress in 122 economies worldwide.

Despite losing its top position, the US still maintained a strong focus on innovation, driven by one of the world’s best tertiary education systems and its high degree of co-operation with industry, the report said. The country’s efficient market environment, conducive to the availability of venture capital, and the sophistication of financial markets, was also given recognition.

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2006 Ranking
1: Denmark
2: Sweden
3: Singapore
4: Finland
5: Switzerland
6: Netherlands
7: USA
8: Iceland
9: UK
10: Norway

2 Responses to “Global Technology Leadership”

  1. CuriousCat: Singapore Research Fellowship
    June 29th, 2007 @ 10:20 am

    Singapore National Research Foundation Research Fellowship offers complete freedom and a 3-year research grant of up to US$1.5million, with possible extension for another 3 years for talented scientists and researchers at or under the age of 35 years at the date of application…

  2. Curious Cat: Authors of Scientific Articles by Country
    August 5th, 2007 @ 10:33 pm

    One compelling area is that of the location of authors of the top 1% of the most cited papers. The USA leads with 64.6% in 1992 and 56.6% in 2003. European-15 23.3% to 27.7%. Japan 4.2% to 5.3%. East Asia – 4 (China, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan) from .1 to 1.1%…

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