The G20 Nations

April 2014
The Research & Innovation Performance of the G20

In recent years the phenomenon of globalization has transformed many spheres of activity, not least of them the pursuit of science and technology. To assess how the international landscape of science and innovation is changing, we examine the nations constituting the world’s largest economies—the Group of 20, or G20.

The report draws on publication and citation data from Thomson Reuters Web of Science, which affords insights into the research areas of particular concentration and strength for each of the G20 nations. Additionally, information on patent applications from Derwent World Patents Index provides a detailed picture of how research gains are being applied and how each nation is faring in the world arena of invention and innovation.

In all, the report clarifies the dynamics of a tectonically shifting world, as emerging nations increase their prominence while long-standing powers adjust to a changing apportionment of output and influence.

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