European Innovation Scoreboard 2017

The European Innovation Scoreboard provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in EU countries, other European countries, and regional neighbours. It assesses relative strengths and weaknesses of national innovation systems and helps countries identify areas they need to address.

The report reveals that while the innovation performance of the EU is improving, progress is too slow. Many of our global competitors are increasing their innovation performance at a much faster pace, and within the EU, performance gaps remain wide. While we are making good progress in education and research as well as in broadband infrastructure and ICT training, venture capital investments and the number of SMEs introducing innovations are declining strongly. Lifelong learning – essential to empowering citizens in a rapidly changing world – is stagnating.

 

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