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European Innovation Scoreboard 2001. - SEC(2001) 1414

Funded under: FP5-INNOVATION-SME


The European Innovation Scoreboard responds to an explicit request of the Lisbon European Council. At Lisbon, the Union set itself the combined goal of strengthening social cohesion DQG becoming the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world within the next decade. Establishing a European area of research and innovation (ERA) was agreed to be one of the keys to better combine the efforts of the Union and the Member States. The two Communications on the ERA and Innovation in a knowledge-driven economy as well as the Commission proposal for the Next Framework Programme for Community R&D marked important steps in this direction. A preliminary European Innovation Scoreboard was published in September 2000.

The innovation scoreboard analyses statistical data on 17 indicators in four areas: human resources; knowledge creation; transmission and application of new knowledge; innovation finance, output and markets. The scoreboard depicts achievements and trends, highlights strengths and weaknesses of Member States� performances, and examines European convergence in innovation. The scoreboard is one of the benchmarking exercises of the European Commission that were launched in response to the Lisbon European Council. It builds on the structural indicators that the Commission offered in its Communication Realizing the potential of the European Union - Consolidating and extending the Lisbon strategy.

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Record Number: 1694 / Last updated on: 2001-10-25
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