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2010 Innovation Union Scoreboard

Feb 21, 2011

2010 Innovation Union Scoreboard (IUS) published by the European Commission. This is the first edition under the Innovation Union initiative (IP/10/1288) and replaces the former European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS). The Scoreboard feeds into the recently published Annual Growth Survey (IP/11/22) to help Member States identify strengths and weaknesses and to boost innovation performance through their Europe 2020 National Reform Programmes.

The 2010 Scoreboard draws on 25 research and innovation-related indicators and covers the 27 EU Member States, as well as Croatia, Serbia, Turkey, Iceland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway and Switzerland. The indicators are grouped into three main categories:

  • - "Enablers", i.e. the basic building blocks which allow innovation to take place (human resources, finance and support, open, excellent and attractive research systems);
  • - "Firm activities" which show how innovative Europe's firms are (firm investments, linkages & entrepreneurship, intellectual assets); and
  • - "Outputs" which show how this translates into benefits for the economy as a whole (innovators, economic effects).


(Source: European Comission-Europa Press Release Reference:  IP/11/114)



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