With the 2019 International Innovation Scorecard, we are expanding the report in both breadth and depth, adding 23 new countries and two new categories. In this second edition, we evaluate 61 countries and the European Union across 28 indicators, to determine whether they are stifling progress or fueling the fires of innovation and improving our lives.
The U.S. Innovation Scorecard evaluates 50 U.S. states innovation-friendly policies.
States are graded on 12 categories – quantitative and qualitative – including undergraduates earning STEM degrees and laws governing emerging new technologies. The composite score of each grade determines a state’s overall distinction, Innovation Champions (the highest ranking), Innovation Leaders, Innovation Adopters or Modest Innovators.