EC Warns Europe is Facing an Innovation Emergency


The European Commission recently published the 2011 Innovation Union Competitiveness Report, which highlights that the EU needs major improvements in innovation performance. This document analyses the strengths and weaknesses of national research and innovation systems and provides advice on enhancing national innovation rates.

According to the report, Member States should focus on:

  • Improving research investment and research cooperation within the EU and at an international level
  • Adjusting national education systems to actual business innovation needs
  • Enhancing all concerted efforts to tackle major world challenges such as climate change
  • Closing the current gender gap in science and research

Read the 2011 Innovation Union Competitiveness Report