Switzerland has been named the most innovative country in the world, followed by the United Kingdom and Sweden. The Global Innovation Index also reported that whilst European countries represented 8 of the top 10, some countries from low-income areas showed “notable performance” higher than their development might suggest such as Senegal or Kenya. However, whilst China has a lot of innovation and had a lot of patents, the quality of the innovation means it falls back to 29th place overall. Innovation quality also shows that the UK and US still stand out in first and second due to high-class universities whilst Japan, Germany and Switzerland follow. The level of innovation from each country is worked out from 79 different indicators including hard data, composite indicators and some survey questions.