Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2012 published

Brussels, 6 November – European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry have released the Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2012 – the first regional ratings published since 2009. The report makes use of the methodology from the Innovation Union scoreboard and evaluates 190 regions from the EU-27, Croatia, Norway and Switzerland.
 
The report divides regions into one of four types: Innovation Leaders (41 regions), Innovation Followers (58), Moderate Innovators (39) and Modest Innovators (52), showing considerable diversity in regional performance. In particular, northern and central regions showed strongest innovation capability.
 
More information about the scoreboard can be found at the DG Enterprise and Industry website, and in the accompanying press release.

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