Joint press conference by Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn on the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011
On 7 February 2012 during a press conference, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research and Innovation, jointly presented the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011.
According to the report, almost all Member States have improved their innovation performance in 2011. However, innovation performance growth is slowing down and the EU is not closing the persistent gap with global innovation leaders US, Japan and South Korea. The largest gap for the EU27 remains in terms of private sector innovation. Firms' innovation activities stand out as an important factor to achieve top positions at EU and international level. PHOTOLINKLINK