The second most innovative country in the world, in photos
Some of the world's most forward-thinking, mind-blowing tech is coming from Israel.
Prepare to be dazzled. Israel's triumphs in technology, medicine, agriculture and research have earned it high marks in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index. This Mediterranean country of 8.4 million people was named No. 2 in innovation, one of 12 pillars (categories) the forum evaluates in 138 countries. Switzerland was No. 1.
Israel also ranked high in the areas of university-industry collaboration in R&D (3rd), company spending on R&D (3rd), quality of scientific research institutions (3rd), PCT patents (5th), availability of latest technologies (6th), and availability of scientists and engineers (8th).
And if these images are any indication, this global recognition is only a small preview of what thriling innovations we can expect out of Israel in the coming years.
Students at Technion Israel Institute of Technology test out school projects. Reuters ranked the school among the 100 most innovative universities in the world. (Photo: Technion Israel Institute of Technology/Flickr)
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