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European Scorecard

VU International News and Reviews No. 116 July 2 2018

July 2019

The European Commission has published its European Innovation Scoreboard 2018 report, both as a downloadable PDF and as an interactive web tool – with country reports.

Overall, the report shows that Europe is catching up with the US, but losing some ground to South Korea. Within Europe, the report divides the countries into four categories – from strongest to weakest innovators. Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, the UK and Luxemburg are the strongest, with the Netherlands and the UK making the most significant strides since 2010.

But the other countries with Aurora universities (Norway and Iceland are not in the overview) are also above the EU average – but Germany not progressing since 2010.

The country reports give an overview with stronger (dark green) and weaker (through yellow to red) points within a country’s system. In the Dutch overview, most elements are dark green; those that are not, are with the private sector – not with the Higher Education & Research system.

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