Brussels, Belgium – 21 June 2021: The European innovation scoreboard provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in EU countries, other European countries, and regional neighbours.
Europe’s innovation performance continues to improve across the EU. On average, innovation performance has increased by 12.5% since 2014 with Sweden and Switzerland being the EU’s and Europe’s innovation leaders.
This trend applies to innovation across EU regions, according to the 2021 Innovation Scoreboard the EU outperforms competitors such as China, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, and India, while South Korea, Canada, Australia, the United States, and Japan have a performance lead over the EU.
- Sweden continues to be the EU Innovation Leader, followed by Finland, Denmark, and Belgium, all with innovation performance well above the EU average.
- Switzerland is the overall Innovation Leader in Europe, outperforming all EU Member States.
- The performance groups tend to be geographically concentrated, with the Innovation Leaders and most Strong Innovators being located in Northern and Western Europe, and most of the Moderate and Emerging Innovators in Southern and Eastern Europe.
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