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State of the Innovation Union 2012


The Europe 2020 strategy and its ╩╗flagship╩╝ initiatives focus on investments in education, research and innovation as the key to achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The Innovation Union flagship in particular is about creating a vibrant, innovation-based economy fuelled by ideas and creativity, capable of linking into global value chains, seizing opportunities, capturing new markets and creating high-quality jobs. This communication summarises progress at Member State and European levels towards achieving an Innovation Union in 2012, and concludes by outlining areas where action is still needed.

State of the Innovation Union Report 2012  PDF icon 2.1 MB

For more detailed information on the research and innovation performance in EU Member States and Associated countries, see

Innovation Union progress at country level 2013  PDF icon 11.4 MB

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