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2018-10-01, 21:44

Sweden the most innovative country in Europe

Published with the aim of highlighting to EU member countries the areas which they ought to focus on improving, the European Commission has released its 2018 ranking on innovation in Europe.

Sweden came on top with 140.8 points.

  • Innovation in human resources: 179.6 points.
  • Attractive research systems: 176.5 points.
  • Innovation-friendly environment: 190.5 points.
  • Finance and innovation support: 111.6 points.
  • Investments in innovation from the private sector: 157.9 points.
  • Innovators: 126.8 points.
  • Synergy between the public and private sectors to innovate: 131 points.
  • Intellectual Assets: 156.6 points.
  • Employment: 131.4 points.
  • Exports and sales of innovative companies: 82.1 points.

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All the best, Leia

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2018-10-02, 10:23

I’m constantly reminded how lucky I am to live where I live. :-)

Denmark placed 2nd and Finland 3rd, but where is Norway? I didn't even find it on the list. Strange.

“Although Europe has managed to maintain its footing in terms of world innovation, China is fast closing the gap, with its rate of innovation growing up to three times faster than that of the EU.”

We can't be lazy.

Best regards, Niklas 🎈

2018-10-02, 18:04

Yes, it is very strange that Norway doesn't make it, I wonder whyThinking.

All the best, Leia

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2018-10-02, 22:15

I find Portugal's ranking quite surprising given how low their HDI is.

2018-10-03, 11:03

Whats HDI? Household disposable income?

Best regards, Niklas 🎈

2018-10-04, 14:38

#4 It stands for Human Development Index. Countries are ranked on a scale (0 being the lowest and 1.000 being the highest) in regards to their per capita income, life expectancy and standard of information. Portugal, despite being a more innovative country, ranks lower than you expect, in 41st place.

2018-10-04, 14:49

I see. Thanks!

Best regards, Niklas 🎈

2018-10-04, 15:46

#5 That's a spot on definition, you can tell you've studied geography.

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