Innovation Union Scoreboard 2014


The two general messages of the 2014 Innovation Union Scoreboard results indicate that Europe, even with a stagnating economy, is starting to reduce the innovation gap to the United States. The main drivers of this positive development are the openness and attractiveness of the EU research system,  growth in human resources as well as business innovation collaboration and the commercialisation of knowledge (as measured by licence and patent revenues from abroad). As a second conclusion, the disparities between member states remain considerable.