Prioritized *BUT* pending on meeting with @Ijon
This is something that Asaf has been asking for for some time, and recently received support from another source:
"The report is co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, a specialized agency of the United Nations), with the collaboration of three Knowledge Partners: the Confederation of Indian Industry, du, and A.T. Kearney and IMP³rove – European Innovation Management Academy. Now in its ninth edition, the report has established itself as a premier reference among innovation metrics and as a tool to facilitate public-private dialogue and evidence-based policymaking.
The Global Innovation Index (GII) is a ranking of 141 economies in terms of their innovation capabilities and results. A total of 79 metrics in the form of data-based indicators are at its core. These rich metrics can be used —on the level of the index, the sub-indices, or as individual variables—to monitor performance over time and to benchmark developments against their peers. These can also help study country profiles over time, and to identify their relative strengths and weaknesses from the rich and unique GII dataset.
Each year the GII results are presented within the framework of a top-level international event:
• 2013 Geneva, Switzerland at the Opening Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High-Level Segment, organized by WIPO;
• 2014 Sydney, Australia in the context of the B20/G20 preparations; and
• 2015 London, United Kingdom before the Minister of Innovation and Industry.
This year the launch is scheduled for the summer in Beijing, China preceding the preparations for the 2016 G20 summit.
Recognizing the need for a broad horizontal vision of innovation applicable to developed and emerging economies alike, the GII includes indicators that go beyond the traditional measures such as expenditure in research and development. That said, an area that is of great relevance and limited to the GII is that of creative outputs. Within it, Wikipedia monthly page edits (per million population 15-69 y/o) is a key metric. This indicator, along with others that measure the number of generic top-level and country-code top-level domains and video uploads in YouTube, helps capture what we define as online creativity.
Lastly, we believe that the GII can be an important vehicle to signal that Wikipedia is a critical lever to innovation and a factor contributing to a new understanding of the digital information landscape and innovation globally."