The Global Innovation Index, a ranking of 130 countries released yesterday, calls the US the world's number one innovator. The index was created by Soumitra Dutta, a professor at French business school INSEAD, along with New Delhi based non-profit organization The Confederation of Indian Industry. The global index ranks Germany second, Sweden third, the UK fourth and Singapore fifth. Contrary to what some might expect, China comes in relatively low at number 37, while India stands at number 41 United States The World's Number One Innovator? | An Itinerant Mind | Fast Company I have seen many thread on what the US is not number one at and it seems these days that people like to point that out, so in that spirit I though it would be a nice change of pace to see what we are number 1 at.