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Singapore slips to No 7 in global innovation; Switzerland is tops for 7th straight year

Nao (above) takes some workload off human receptionists. It was put through its paces in Japanese rental-office firm Crosscoop Singapore this year. IPOS chief Daren Tang says Singapore's emphasis on IP commercialisation will encourage firms to grow their business ideas beyond SIngapore.


SINGAPORE slipped one spot to seventh in this year's global ranking of the world's most innovative countries, but emerged top among its peers in South-east Asia.

In this year's Global Innovation Index, Switzerland kept its No 1 place for the seventh year in a row; Sweden...

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