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Sunday, 30th August 2015

Europe: Innovation Radar

Source: European Commission

From Press Release:

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are champions of EU research programmes: they deliver 41% of the high potential innovations generated in ICT-related EU-funded research and innovation projects, despite accounting for a mere 14% of the total funding. However, greater focus on technology than on business strategies is one of the main bottlenecks when it comes to getting these innovations to the market.

These are some of the findings of the Innovation Radar survey which analysed information and communication technology (ICT) research and innovation projects funded by two European research programmes: the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)....

Germany, Spain and the UK host the highest number of organisations identified as key innovators (17%, 12.3% and 12% respectively) and are trailed by Italy (10.9%) and France (9.6%). As for cities, Barcelona tops the list by hosting 19 innovative organisations (universities, innovative SMEs, startups), followed by London and Paris with 17 each, and Milan with 16.

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