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Release of the Sixth Global Innovation Index (GII) - Monday, July 1, 2013

01-Jul-2013 To 01-Jul-2013 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 10156
When: Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:00 - 10:45. Press Conference, followed by Q&A.

Speakers:

• Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General

• Soumitra Doutta, Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

• Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director of the INSEAD European Competitiveness Initiative (IECI)

What: An innovation-based ranking of 142 countries produced by Cornell University, INSEAD, WIPO and Knowledge Partners. The GII has evolved into a valuable benchmarking tool to encourage private-public dialogue, including policy-makers, business leaders and other stakeholders (details below).

Where: Press Conference at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Salle III

(Journalists are also invited to the Official Global Launch of the GII as part of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOCOC) High-Level Segment, on July 1, 2013 at 12.00pm at the United Nations Office in Geneva.)

Who: Cornell University, INSEAD and WIPO and Knowledge Partners: Booz and Company, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Du, and Huawei.

One-on-one press interviews can be arranged on request.

Background:

The Global Innovation Index, created in 2007, is a measurement of innovation capabilities and results in both emerging and industrialized countries in seven pillars: institutions, human capital and research, infrastructure, market sophistication, business sophistication, knowledge and technology outputs, and creative outputs.

RSVP, FURTHER INFORMATION, ACCREDITATION, INTERVIEW REQUESTS

Samar Shamoon, Edward Harris

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Tel: +4122-3388161, +4122-3387224

Email: samar.shamoon@wipo.int , Edward.harris@wipo.int 

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