The 2020 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII), launched in early September in Geneva, Switzerland, reveals the latest global ranking of countries in terms of their innovation performance. Now in its 13th edition, the GII supports policymakers’ understanding of how to foster innovation in support of their national social and economic development goals. Amid the economic turmoil triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of the GII explores the question of who will finance innovation? Senior Economist at WIPO and co-editor of the GII 2020 at WIPO, discusses some of the report’s key findings.