Launched by

NITI Aayog with Institute for Competitiveness as the knowledge partner






It is calculated as the average of the scores of its two dimensions - Enablers and Performance. 


The Enablers are the factors that underpin innovative capacities, grouped in five pillars: (1) Human Capital, (2) Investment, (3) Knowledge Workers, (4) Business Environment, and (5) Safety and Legal Environment. 


The Performance dimension captures benefits that a nation derives from the inputs, divided in two pillars: (6) Knowledge Output and (7) Knowledge Diffusion.


Finding of the 2019 report

Karnataka is the most innovative major state in India.

Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telangana, Haryana, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh form the remaining top ten major states respectively.

The top ten major states are majorly concentrated in southern and western India.