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EU's strengths and weaknesses in terms of innovation Published on: 08/03/2012, Last update: 05/06/2014

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This year's Innovation Union Scoreboard shows that most Member States have improved their innovation performance. This allows the European Union to maintain a clear lead over the emerging economies of China, Brazil, India, Russia, and South Africa, but not to close the existing gap with innovation leaders such as the United States, Japan and South Korea. More efforts are therefore needed so as to address the EU's weaknesses. One area in the spotlight is related to firms' innovation activities.

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Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, ‘Policy Development for Industrial Innovation’ Unit