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Innovation Union Competitiveness Report 2011

The full report (PDF icon 42.8 MB) is available online. You may also go directly to the executive summary (available in 22 languages), any of the major sections or look chapter by chapter. Or you can order a paper copy (€55) from the EU Bookshop. The report also provides country-specific analysis on selected indicators, which can be downloaded by clicking on a coloured section of the map below or via the country profiles page. These country profiles are in PDF () format and about 2 MB in size.

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“Innovation is as essential to sustainable growth and jobs as water is to life. Economies that do not innovate will wither away. The European Commission is asking Member States to act on it in their Europe 2020 National Reform Programmes, by building on strengths and addressing weaknesses. The Innovation Union Competitiveness report provides them economic evidence and analysis to underpin EU and national policy making in support of Innovation Union. Public and private stakeholders will also get in a single compendium valuable insights to design winning innovation strategies within Europe and for the global market.”

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science


Major sections of the report

Foreword  1.0 MB

Executive summary  1.2 MB

Europe’s competitive position in research and innovation  1.3 MB

Part I: Investment and performance in R&D – Investing in the future  8.4 MB

Part II: A European Research Area open to the world  11.2 MB

Part III: Towards an innovative Europe — contributing to the Innovation Union  8.4 MB

Smarter policy design - building on diversity  5.0 MB

Country review of EU Member States and Associated countries  13.6 MB

Acknowledgements  678 KB