NZ ranked 13th in world for innovation
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 4:11p.m.
New Zealand has been ranked 13th in the world in the 2012 Global Innovation Index.
That's two places up from last year and ahead of countries like Norway, Israel and Australia, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says.
The index is an indicator of international competitiveness and New Zealand scores highly on the ease of starting a business, education, knowledge creation and the number of new businesses per capita.
Switzerland, Sweden and Singapore held the top three rankings while Norway was 14th, Israel 17th and Australia 23rd.
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10/07/2012 11:18:36 a.m.
Australia is 23rd and NZ 13th...? And yet Australia is doing so much better! Unlucky 13 - typical NZ.
Besides, people often start businesses because they have to, as a result of redundancy or because they are forced to work as independent contractors, not because they are in any innovative. This is just more govt spin.
9/07/2012 10:23:31 p.m.
Thanks to the foreigners with tertiary education
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