In an annual survey co-published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, ISEAD and the Johnson MBA program at Cornell University, the Global Innovation Index, Estonia placed 24th - one better than last year.
The country was just behind Belgium and one spot ahead of Malta.
Estonia's index score was 51.4 points of 100. Switzerland garnered 64.8 points and placed first, followed by the UK and Sweden; Finland was fourth. Of other neighbors, Latvia was 34th and Lithuania, 39th.