The 2023 International Innovation Scorecard is our most ambitious effort yet. In the first edition since 2019, we've measured 40 indicators across 17 categories, including four new areas focused on key emerging technologies: telemedicine, cybersecurity, digital assets, and artificial intelligence.
The 2023 edition also expanded to include nine additional countries, assessing a total of 70 nations spanning the globe, including all members of the EU and G20. These countries are then ranked in four ascending tiers: Modest Innovators, Innovation Adopters, Innovation Leaders and Innovation Champions.
In the 2023 U.S. Innovation Scorecard, CTA evaluated all 50 states to determine which are doing the most to foster innovation. We graded states on 11 quantitative and qualitative categories — including higher education, sustainability, protections for human rights, and support for developments in self-driving vehicles, advanced air mobility and other technologies.
Each state is ranked in one of four ascending tiers: Modest Innovators, Innovation Adopters, Innovation Leaders and our highest level, Innovation Champions.