Surprised to see Taiwan as Number 1. I think the first step is to screen out the low quality patents, i.e. patents that few people cited. If you asked me this question before showing me the list, I’d have said Israel, USA and Korea being the top 3. The only surprise to me is Taiwan being No.1, although I would have expected it to be in the Top 10. Britain not in Top 10 is also surprising.
Very funny. Anyhoo, long ago techies don’t have much prospects in Singapore, their pay are far below those in financial services and the admin service. However, I notice Singapore begins to pay attention to AI and tech startups. Any Singaporeans taking PhD get paid a salary no need to pay for PhD and no string attached. Also, there is a rising private equity $$$ for tech startups.
Heard of Jensen Huang and Lisa Su? Jerry Yang, Jack Yuan, Eva Chen, Steven Chen, Kevin Lin and Min H. Kao?
All the nationalists and capitalists minded people fled to Taiwan after Communists took over mainland China in 1949. So, I am not surprised if Taiwan is listed up. It is all about the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity.