The European Commission has proposed Horizon Europe, an ambitious research and innovation programme, whose 2019 European Innovation Scoreboard and Regional Innovation Scoreboard published on 17 June show that the Union’s innovation performance has been improving for four years in a row.
The 2019 Scoreboard provides an assessment of performance of innovation systems across 238 regions of 23 EU Member States, while Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Luxembourg, and Malta are included at the country level. It also covers regions from Norway, Serbia, and Switzerland.
The report finds that the most innovative regions in the Union are Helsinki-Uusimaa, Finland followed by Stockholm, Sweden and Hovedstaden, Denmark. For 159 regions, performance has increased in the nine-year observation period.