A New Study Shows Africa has the highest number of female inventors in the world

A new study by UK’s Intellectual Property Office has explored gender profiles in patenting across the world.

The research titled: ‘An analysis of female inventorship’, found that the highest share of female inventors are in Africa.

According to the study, Togo has the highest proportion of female involvement in patent applications from 1998 to 2017.

Uganda is second in the world with 44.55 per cent followed by Europe’s Latvia in third place with 39.05 per cent.

Overall, there are five African nations on the list of the top 10 countries with the most female inventors.

Here are the top 10 countries with the highest number of female inventors:

Togo — 57.14%
Uganda — 44.55%
Latvia — 39.05%
Liberia — 38.89%
Rwanda — 37.50%
Cuba — 36.73%
Botswana — 35.71%
Sri Lanka — 34.22%
Papua New Guinea — 29.63%
Georgia — 29.56%

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