The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® has released the second edition of its International Innovation Scorecard, an assessment of policies and practices around the world that fuel tech innovation or stand in the way of progress. The study covers 70 countries across the world, including all EU members and the members of G20. The study measures 40 indicators across 17 categories, including tax friendliness, environmental quality, trade policy, broadband access and cybersecurity.
Luxembourg among the innovation champions
24 countries, including Luxembourg, receive the “highest honour” of the scorecard and are labelled as innovation champions. “This year’s Innovation Champions embrace policies that unleash innovation and empower diverse communities to bring new technologies to life and to market, improving the lives of millions,” comments Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of CTA.
Freedom, diversity, resilience
Luxembourg is in 11th place in the overall ranking topped by Finland. “Luxembourg boasts high degrees of freedom and diversity, a resilient business environment and widespread high-speed broadband internet service. The country has a high rate of new business creation, and maintains policies promoting innovation in emerging technologies, earning it high grades in self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence and digital assets,” the study points out. The country also ranks high for its telehealth and cybersecurity.