On 22 June, the European Commission published the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) 2018, the 2018 edition of the annual document that shows a comparative assessment of innovation performance and research in EU countries, other European countries, and regional neighbours.
The objective of the European Innovation Scoreboard is to give to the policy-makers a general overview of the state of national innovation and research systems, underlying weaknesses and strengths, the progress and the priority areas to support innovation performance.
This year's edition of the Scoreboard shows that the innovation performance continues to maintain a positive trend in the majority of Member States. On average the EU's innovation performance has raised by 5.8% since 2010. Moreover, the document reveals that the progress is increasing and that the previsions for the future years are positive. Within the continent, Sweden maintain the position of EU innovation leader, followed by Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, the UK, and Luxembourg. At the global level, the EU is continuing to increase its position in relation to Canada, Japan and the United States, staying behind China.
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