Moscow, September 27 — “Conduct. Economy.” Russia moved up two positions to 38th place out of 63 possible, in a new ranking of the digital competitiveness of the major economies, compiled by the Swiss business school IMD. Russia received 70.4 points out of 100.
The ranking came in 63 countries. The IMD rating is based on 50 criteria grouped into three main groups: knowledge, technology and future-readiness.
Below we will mention 10 countries-the leaders in digital competitiveness. 1. USA
The United States is a highly developed country with the first economy in the world by nominal GDP and second in GDP (PPP).
USA have the greatest political and cultural influence globally and are a leader in the field of scientific research and technological innovation. American science and technology made major contributions to the development of telecommunications and information technology.
The largest manufacturers of personal computers are IBM and Apple, and operating systems and office software — Microsoft.
Search engines Google and Yahoo! also created in America. The largest social network Myspace, Facebook, Twitter appeared in the United States. 2. Singapore
Singapore is a highly developed country with a market economy and low taxation where an important role is played by transnational corporations.
The economy depends heavily on exports, particularly in consumer electronics, information technology, pharmaceuticals.
Singapore is the largest trading power in the region. Singapore attracts major investments in pharmaceuticals and medical production and will continue efforts to develop Singapore as a financial and high-tech center of Southeast Asia. 3. Sweden
Scientists of Sweden have made significant contributions to the development of world science. In modern Sweden the main part of the research work funded by government and conducted in universities and other institutions within the higher education system of the country.
The leading universities can enroll Uppsala, Stockholm, Lund, the Karolinska Institute and others.
The largest portion of research spending in universities is on medicine (25%), technological development (22%), science (19%), social Sciences (11%), Humanities (6%).
The costs of research are covered from the state budget and from external sources — the national research councils, government agencies and scientific foundations. 4. Denmark
Denmark broke the world record for the number of computers per one inhabitant of the country.
The Danish government provides financial support to the most technologically advanced and innovative startups. 5. Switzerland
Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth of the adult population and the eighth largest GDP per capita.
It is the first or nearest place for a number of international indicators, including economic competitiveness and human development.
According to the estimates of Western economists, it is among the top ten countries in terms of competitiveness of the economy.
The Swiss economy is closely linked with the outside world, primarily with EU countries, by thousands of threads of industrial cooperation and trade deals. 6. Netherlands
The high-tech sector covers many sectors, which are closely related to each other, such as high-tech systems, aerospace, materials (including steel) and automotive.
National institutions of knowledge and companies operating in this sector, renowned for their technological competence and leadership in their market segments.
The country is among the leaders in the field of nanotechnology. Publications from the Netherlands give more references to patents than studies from any other country in the world. 7. Finland
In Finland much attention is paid to development of industrial parks, which are considered as one of the most important elements of the innovation infrastructure of the country, contributing to the deepening of cooperation between public research centres and universities with industry.
The idea of technoparks is to create the space and conditions to enhance and facilitate industry dialogue with academic staff who, without separation from the educational and research activities, and using existing research base involved in large or newly established companies to the solution of actual problems, popular in modern industry. 8. Hong Kong
Hong Kong special administrative region people’s Republic of China, one of the leading financial centers of Asia and the world.
Hong Kong has a small amount of arable land and scarce natural resources, therefore forced to import a large quantity of foodstuffs and raw materials. Two dominant industry of Hong Kong, Finance and transportation.
In Hong Kong, was founded many companies and start-UPS related to bacchanal and cryptocurrencies. Including cryptocurrency exchanges such as Gatecoin and BitMex. 9. Norway
Norway is the largest oil and gas producer in Northern Europe. Hydropower covers a large part of energy requirements, allowing you to export most of its oil.
Oil funds are used for development of future generations. The country has significant mineral reserves, a large merchant fleet. 10. South Korea
At the highest level of science and education in the country by the Ministry of education, science and technology of the Republic of Korea.
Robotics in Korea since 2003 were included in the list of key national projects.
In 2009, the government announced plans to build robots for the free economic zone and Incheon Massana.
In February 2010, in connection with the shortage of teachers, it became known about the plans to create robots to teach English, and in 2013 in preschools began to appear the most successful developments.
Robotics has also found a place in entertainment.
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