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EU innovation: some improvements but more even progress is needed

Jun 20, 2017 | News

(20 June 2017) – The EU’s innovation performance last year continued to grow despite somewhat uneven progress observed around Europe.

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This is one of the main findings of the latest Innovation Scoreboard published today by the European Commission. Overall, innovation performance has improved in 15 countries, though large differences exist between these Member States.

The 2017 EU Innovation Scoreboard, which is accompanied also by the Regional Innovation Scoreboard, shows that Sweden remains the innovation leader while Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria and UK are the fastest growing innovators.

In a global perspective, the EU is catching up with Canada and the US, but South Korea and Japan are pulling ahead. China shows the fastest progress among international competitors.

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