The 2019 edition of the Global Innovation Index compiled by World Intellectual Property Organisation, Cornell University and INSEAD has ranked Luxembourg as 18th  most innovative country amoung 129 world economies on 80 parameters including research, technology and creativity.

According to the GII’s country ranking, Luxembourg’s main strengths – especially relative to the other top 25-ranked GII economies – are its political and operational stability, its tertiary inbound mobility, ICT access, knowledge-intensive employment, intellectual property payments, and its online creativity. In these areas, Luxembourg ranked either first or second and more globally had high scores in the ‘creative outputs’ category, which also includes a high ranking for the country’s cultural and creative services exports. Switzerland top the ranking closely followed by Sweden and the United States, with Israel rounding out the top 10.