The annual European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) provides a comparative assessment of the research and innovation performance of EU Member States and selected third countries. The 2022 edition of the EIS that has recently been published by the European Commission (EC), shows that innovation performance has increased for the whole EU by about 10% since 2015.
The scoreboard finds that between 2021 and 2022, performance has improved in 19 Member States, most strongly in Czechia, Ireland, and Finland, and has declined for eight Member States, including Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, and Romania.
Based on the average performance, the countries are classified in four performance groups: Innovation Leaders, Strong Innovators, Moderate Innovators and Emerging Innovators. Compared to the results of last edition, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark and Finland continue to be best performers with innovation performance well above the EU average. Additionally, the Netherlands has increased its score and become an Innovation Leader.
- Publication date
- 30 September 2022