30 Most Innovative Countries

By Wei Lu and Marcus Chan - 2014-01-22T23:01:10Z

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28. Ireland

Ireland ranked 28th in Bloomberg's Global Innovation Index. Here is how the country ranked in the determining factors:

R&D intensity: 23rd

Productivity: 8th

High-tech density: 68th

Researcher concentration: 23rd

Manufacturing capability: 12th

Tertiary efficiency: 8th

Patent activity: 38th