Singapore is the only Asian territory to make it into the top 10 most innovative economies in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index 2016. Photo: SCMP PIctures Singapore is the only Asian territory to make it into the top 10 most innovative economies in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index 2016. Photo: SCMP PIctures
Singapore is the only Asian territory to make it into the top 10 most innovative economies in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index 2016. Photo: SCMP PIctures

Hong Kong slips in global innovation ranking as regional competitors edge ahead

The annual ranking, published by Cornell University, saw Singapore, Japan, China and South Korea all improve their positions as some of the most innovative economies worldwide

Singapore is the only Asian territory to make it into the top 10 most innovative economies in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index 2016. Photo: SCMP PIctures Singapore is the only Asian territory to make it into the top 10 most innovative economies in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index 2016. Photo: SCMP PIctures
Singapore is the only Asian territory to make it into the top 10 most innovative economies in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index 2016. Photo: SCMP PIctures
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