In this year’s edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard Luxembourg is listed among the six “Innovation leaders”. The country’s strongest innovation factors are its attractive research system and its intellectual assets. Published by the European Commission, the annual Innovation Scoreboard analyses the research and innovation performance of the EU Member States and selected third countries as well as the relative strengths and weaknesses of their research and innovation systems. The analysed countries can use the data to determine what efforts are needed in order for them to boost their innovation performance.
Ranked 8th in last year’s Innovation Scoreboard, Luxembourg gained two places this year and was moved from the group “Strong innovators” to “Innovation Leaders”. Sweden is once again the overall EU innovation leader, followed by Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Luxembourg. Germany drops to the group of strong innovators.