USA Consumer Technology Association Launch Innovation Scorecard

The 2018 International Innovation Champions are: The United Kingdom, Finland, Australia, Sweden, the United States, Singapore, the Netherlands, Canada, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Austria, Denmark and New Zealand.

The inaugural International Innovation Scorecard grades 38 countries and the European Union across 12 categories. You will find measures of whether or not governments are welcoming disruptive technologies, including the sharing economy and self-driving vehicles, how friendly their tax systems are, and how well they protect the environment, as well as issues of perennial importance such as broadband speed and cost.

Across the countries the CTA evaluated:

Diversity
The most diverse countries are Australia, Canada, Singapore and Sweden.

Freedom
The countries with the most individual and political freedom in the world are Canada, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Portugal.

Broadband
The countries that have, on average, the fastest and most affordable internet connections are the United Kingdom, Finland, South Korea, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Austria and the Netherlands.

Human Capital
The countries with the most educated workforces are Singapore, Israel, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and New Zealand.

Tax Friendliness
The countries with the most innovation-friendly tax systems are Singapore, China, Panama, Chile, Ireland and Canada.

R&D Investment
The countries with the greatest amount of R&D spending as a percentage of GDP are Israel, South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, and the United States.

Entrepreneurial Activity
The countries with the highest level of entrepreneurial activity are Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, the United States, Singapore, Ireland and Sweden.

Drones
The countries best-enabling drone technologies to flourish are Australia, Finland, Portugal, Singapore and Sweden.

Ridesharing
The countries that allow ridesharing to operate most freely are Finland, Panama, Peru, Poland, Rwanda, South Africa and Mexico.

Short-Term Rentals
The countries with the best federal frameworks for short-term home rentals are Chile, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Portugal and South Africa.

Self-Driving Vehicles
The countries leading the way in self-driving vehicle policy are Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Environment
The countries with cleanest water and air are Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

For the full report, access via the link below:

CTA 2018 Innovation Report

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