SWEDEN AND FINLAND ARE EU’S LEADING INNOVATORS

The 2004 European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS), an annual evaluation of each European Union member state’s level of innovation, has just been released. It ranks Sweden and Finland as the union’s leading innovators. Estonia and Slovenia are the top performing innovators of the ten new members of the EU.

The EIS was established by the European Commission and looks at “20 indicators, measuring human resources, the creation of new knowledge, the transmission and application of knowledge, and innovation finance. A composite indicator provides an overview of national performances.”

You can read more as well as download the scorecard itself.

From Report 103, by Jeffrey Baumgartner.