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Innovation Indicator 2011 C a Benchmark Study of 26 Innovation-Oriented Countries
 
[2012-03-27]  
Time: 15:00 -17:30 PM, March 30th, 2012
 
Location: Room 302, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
 
Speaker: Dr. Rainer Frietsch
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Karlsruhe, Germany
 
Moderator: Lan XUE, Professor and Director, CIDEG; Dean, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
 
Language: English
 
Brief introduction
Since 2009 the world economic structure has changed significantly. These changes in the economic realities are also reflected in the innovation potential of the economies. The Innovation Indicator 2011 is a benchmarking study of 26 economies, which are evaluated by summarizing the most important single indices in an overall statistical parameter. The Innovation Indicator uses a composite of a selected set of indicators to describe and analyze the performance of national economies in terms of innovation activities. In the Innovation Indicator 2011 Germany occupies a good fourth place. With an indicator rating of 57 it was overtaken only by Switzerland, which was always very good (rating 76), Sweden (61) and the new arrival in the leading group which was analyzed for the first time, Singapore (63). China ranks 21st with an indicator value of 18. In addition, Evidence suggests that economic interconnections among neighboring countries C if the economic, technological and political conditions fit C can develop faster and more easily due to cultural and geographical proximity than with far distant partners.
 
Bio of speaker
Dr. Rainer Frietsch works in Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Karlsruhe, Germany. He holds a diploma in social science from the University of Mannheim and a Ph.D. in economics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).He is deputy head of the Competence Center Policy and Regions and he is Coordinator of the Business Unit Innovation Indicators. He is visiting professor at the Institute of Policy and Management of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His work focuses on Patent statistics, Bibliometrics, Economic and social indicators, Qualifications and education in the innovation process, Technology foresight, Methodological foundations of empirical research.