In 2017, the innovation capacity of Hunan province ranks 12th in the country, ranking 1 position higher than 2016. As to the sub-indexes, knowledge creation and knowledge acquisition rank 16th and 19th, respectively, ranking, respectively, 3 and 4 position higher than last year. Enterprise innovation ranks 9th in the country which is up 1 than last year, while innovative environmental ranks 17th nationwide, down 3 compared with last year. Innovation performance ranked 14th in the country, the same as the previous year (Table 23.1, Fig. 23.1).