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European Innovation Scoreboard 2020: Luxembourg joins Innovation Leaders

Luxembourg has jumped from ‘Strong Innovator’ to ‘Innovation Leader’ in the EU Commission’s 2020 European Innovation Scoreboard. For the third year running, Luxembourg ranks 1st for ‘Attractive research systems’. This underlines the considerable development of the young Luxembourgish research and innovation ecosystem, and is an important recognition of the country’s continuous efforts to develop a world-class R&I landscape.

graph: European Innovation Scoreboard 2020

The scoreboard states:

“Attractive research systems, Employment impacts and Human resources are the strongest innovation dimensions. Luxembourg scores particularly well on Foreign doctorate students, International scientific co-publications, Trademark applications, and Employment in knowledge-intensive activities.”

The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) has been one of the key drivers to establish Luxembourg as a leading knowledge-based society through science, research and innovation. Our unrelenting efforts to setup a world-class public research system that generates societal and economic impact in key strategic areas are bearing fruit.

In the past  years, the FNR has further developed public-private-partnership programmes and increased its budgets for programmes that support knowledge transfer towards the successful commercial exploitation of research discoveries.

The European Innovation Scoreboard provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in EU countries, other European countries, and regional neighbours. It assesses relative strengths and weaknesses of national innovation systems and helps countries identify areas they need to address.

Read the Luxembourg overview

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Find out more about how the FNR supports innovation in Luxembourg