Europe is closing its innovation gap with the United States and Japan but differences in performance between EU Member States are still high, according to the results of the European Commission's Innovation Union Scoreboard 2014. Sweden remains at the top, followed by Denmark, Germany and Finland, regarding investing in research and innovation.

As Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, responsible for Research, Innovation and Science, said: "The Scoreboard confirms once again that investment in ...

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