Update: 2018-10-11  Visitor: 0000259940

Science and Technology Competitiveness Rankings

For a country to enjoy sustainable economic growth and stay competitive internationally, the key lies in the government’s investment in R&D to drive technology breakthroughs and innovations as well as in effective resource integration. For many years, DoIT has promoted TDPs to increase Taiwan’s R&D capacity and the results have been fruitful. The technological development of our industries is recognized worldwide. Taiwan has performed brilliantly in recent technology-related rankings and indexes developed by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), proving our claim to be a global leader in technological R&D and innovation.


According to the WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017, Taiwan ranked 14th overall among 138 economies, and 4th in Asia; 17th in “Innovation and Sophistication Factors” sub-index, and 11th in “Innovation” under the abovementioned sub-index. In the IMD World Competitiveness Report 2017, Taiwan ranked 14th overall among 63 economies and 3rd in Asia. Furthermore, Taiwan continues to remain highly competitive in both Science and Technology Infrastructure sub-indices. These results are a demonstration of our efforts at encouraging R&D. In order to succeed in a fast changing global economy, DoIT will continue to be a pioneer that drives innovation and channels technology resources into economic value for strengthening Taiwan’s competitiveness.


IMD Ranking


Last update: 2018-07-16

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