Iran Ranks 26th in the World in Domestic Production High-Tech Industries

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:16
High-Tech Industries

Based on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020 recent statistics, Iran tanked 26th for the share of its hi-tech industries in the national production.


According to GII official website, the Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of more than 130 economies around the world. The GII 2020 with a theme of “Who Will Finance Innovation?” discusses how the state of innovation finance is changing rapidly. This chapter reveals and analyzes the annual GII innovation rankings, by top-performing economies, regions, and innovation components.

According to this report, Iran ranks second among 10 countries in the Central and South Asian region. In this region, India (48th), Iran (67th), and Kazakhstan (77th) are ranked first to third, respectively. Iran also ranks 19th among 37 middle-income countries.

Iran ranks 3rd and 30th in higher education registration in terms of human capital indicators, including the proportion of basic science and engineering graduates among all higher education graduates.

Iran is significantly leading the countries in the region in terms of global innovation, for example, in the “number of trademark applications” index, Iran ranks first in the world, and Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar are ranked 17, 111 and 125, respectively.

These indicators represent the country’s readiness for technological development and innovation. In the Higher Education Registration Index, regional countries such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are ranked 32nd and 54th respectively.

For the third consecutive year, Iran has been ranked 43rd among the 100 most vibrant science and technology clusters (S & T) in the world.

The top 100 clusters are in 26 countries, six of which represent middle-income countries, including Brazil, China, India, Iran, Turkey and Russia. Iran has also experienced three levels of improvement compared to 2019.

Tehran is also ranked 9th in the top regions (clusters) of science and technology in middle-income countries, ahead of Berlin, Zurich, Bangalore, Delhi, Lausanne, Vienna, Istanbul, Sao Paulo, Ankara and Mumbai.

Rankings published by WIPO, a global forum for intellectual property services, policies, information, and cooperation. It is a United Nations self-financing institution with 191 member states.

It aims to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all.



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