Nederland stijgt opnieuw in Europese innovatieranglijst, maar we zijn nog steeds een ‘innovatie follower’. De meest innovatieve landen zijn nog steeds Finland, Denemarken, Duitsland en Zweden. Maar het gat tussen deze zogenaamde ‘innovation leaders’ en de ‘innovation followers’, waar Nederland als nummer vijf van Europa bij hoort, groeit wel.

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De Europese Commissie zegt daarover het volgende:

Innovation performance in the EU has improved year on year in spite of the continuing economic crisis, but the innovation divide between Member States is widening. While the most innovative countries have further improved their performance, others have shown a lack of progress. The overall ranking within the EU remains relatively stable, with Sweden at the top, followed by Germany, Denmark and Finland. Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia are the countries that have most improved since last year.  Drivers of innovation growth in the EU include SMEs and the commercialisation of innovations, together with excellent research systems. However the fall in business and venture capital investment over the years 2008-2012 has negatively influenced innovation performance.

Lees het volgende rapport:

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