Gap between Innovation Leaders and Innovation Followers in European Union grows

The results of the 2013 study of innovation in the European Union have been published. The most innovative countries are still Germany, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. However, the gap between these so-called ‘innovation leaders’ and the innovation followers, such as the Netherlands and Luxembourg is growing. Or, as stated by the European Commission: Innovation performance in the EU has improved year on year in spite of the continuing economic crisis, [&hellip

European Innovation Scoreboard exposes substantial regional differences in performance

The European Innovation Scoreboard has been one of the most important European studies for national en regional performance on innovation performance. As one of the key elements for economic growth en job growth, the performance or regions in regard of innovation is comprehensively assessedon a yearly basis. The results are therefore widely used by local and national governments in policy and decision-making. Just over a week ago, the 2012 report [&hellip