France has moved from eleventh to ninth place in this year’s Bloomberg Innovation Index. The sixth edition of the rankings, which were dominated by South Korea and Sweden, saw Germany ranked fourth, the United States 11th, and the United Kingdom 17th.
France has hovered between ninth and eleventh place since the index was first introduced in 2013 (ranking ninth in 2015 and 10th in 2016). This year, France performed particularly well thanks to its technology density, the number of high-tech firms listed on the stock market, and the percentage of French tech companies going global.
The rankings also highlight the country’s strengths in terms of patent applications and patents granted, as well as the performances of its higher education system.
If you’d like to find out more, click here to read the overview (in French) written by Business France summarizing the main elements of the report.