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30 Most Innovative Countries

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

Photograph by Steve Vidler/eStock Photo

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1. South Korea

South Korea ranked first in Bloomberg's Global Innovation Index. Here is how the country ranked in the determining factors:

R&D intensity: 3rd

Productivity: 33rd

High-tech density: 3rd

Researcher concentration: 6th

Manufacturing capability: 2nd

Tertiary efficiency: 3rd

Patent activity: 2nd

See our data visualization of this ranking or the leaders in the determining factors. You can also download the full list.

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