The UK has been overtaken by the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Belgium also marginally outperforms the UK, but Ireland and France are behind. Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia are the countries that have most improved since last year. A summary of the results for each country is here.
The UK's innovation performance has stagnated in recent years but remains significantly above average. Relative strengths include linkages and entrepreneurship. Relative weaknesses include the declining percentage of SME's introducing innovative products and processes, or management and marketing systems. Overall sales of new-to-market or new-to-firm innovations as a percentage of total business turnover have also declined.