On 20 June 2017, the 2017 edition of the Scoreboard was presented. The new scoreboard reveals that EU innovation performance continues to increase, especially due to improvements in human resources, the innovation-friendly environment, own-resource investments and attractive research systems.
The new EIS measurement framework distinguishes between four main types of indicators and ten innovation dimensions, capturing in total 27 different indicators. The four main types of indicators are: Framework conditions, investments, innovation activities and impacts. At the global level, the EU is less innovative than Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. But, performance differences with Canada and the United States have become smaller compared to 2010, but those with Japan and South Korea have increased. The EU maintains a performance lead over China, but this lead is decreasing rapidly with China having improved more than seven times faster than the EU.
The European Innovation Scoreboard provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in Eu countries, other European countries, and regional neighbours. It assesses relative strengths and weaknesses of national innovation systems and helps countries identify areas they need to address.
The European Innovation Scoreboard Report and the Interactive Tool can be accessed here.