Germany Leads The Way: State With Highest Innovation Capacity and Best Conditions for Companies and Start-ups Raphael Lulay Zuletzt Aktualisiert: 30. September 2020 Germany ranks first in the world in terms of attractiveness to entrepreneurs and start ups. A new infographic from Kryptoszene.de shows that Germany is also leading the way in other respects.WerbungThe „Best Countries Ranking“ gave Germany the highest possible index value of 10 in terms of conditions for start-ups, with Japan and the USA in second and third place respectively on a score of 9.3. 20,548 people worldwide were surveyed, 11,591 of them classed as the „informed elite“, and 6,081 as “economic decision-makers“.The infographic illustrates that Germany also has the largest current account surplus in the world. In 2018, Germany was also the undisputed leader in terms of innovative capacity. With an index value of 87.5, the Global Competitiveness Index again places Germany ahead of the United States of America (86.5).Heavyweight GermanyAnother worldwide survey demonstrated that many believe that Germany has a leading role to play in the future. When asked which countries or organisations will have a positive influence on world affairs over the next decade, 75% of those surveyed cited Germany (with multiple answers possible). Only Canada came out ahead with 81%. Germany is even ahead of the United Nations (71%) and the European Union (70%). Institutions such as NATO and the World Bank are still further behind.All in all, the world’s citizens regard the Federal Republic of Germany as having a great deal of power, as can be seen from the infographics. This is despite the state’s lightweight status in terms of population, for example compared to the USA, Russia or China.