Who are the innovation leaders in Europe?
The 2011 Innovation Union Scoreboard places Member States into the following four country groups:
• Innovation leaders: Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Finland.
• Innovation followers: Belgium, the UK, Netherlands, Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland, France, Slovenia, Cyprus and Estonia with a performance close to that of the EU27 average.
• Moderate innovators: Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Spain, Hungary, Greece, Malta, Slovakia and Poland perform below that of the EU27 average.
• Modest innovators: Romania, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Latvia are well below that of the EU27 average.
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