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Serbia in the group of moderate innovators in Europe

Serbia is in the group of moderate innovators with a below average performance of the EU, but has achieved significantly higher growth in innovation than the average of 27 members, it was agreed in the European Commission’s “Innovation Scoreboard 2013″. Certain potential of Serbia lies in the funding and support innovation, while the weakness of intellectual property. Sweden is the third consecutive leader in innovation in the EU, while Estonia is by far the most advanced. However, the EU still lags behind the global competition: Switzerland, South Korea, Japan and the United States. On the other hand, the EU is still better than Australia, Canada, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

In the group of moderate innovators from non-member countries are Croatia and Norway, which is very close to move to a higher rank, while the modest innovators Turkey and Macedonia.
Serbia has seen a rapid growth in innovation since 2010. to 2012. of 6.8% which is higher than the EU average. The high growth was recorded in expenditures for research and development in the public sector, together innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with other institutions, SMEs introducing innovations in products or production, and income from abroad on the basis of licenses and patents.

A strong decrease is observed in the ustraživanje expenditure and development in business, as well as export of services that require specific skills. Conditions for Research in Serbia are below the EU average.

A strong decrease is observed in the ustraživanje expenditure and development in business, as well as export of services that require specific skills. Conditions for Research in Serbia are below the EU average. Performance uu innovations to improve the EU annually despite the economic crisis, but still among the members of a visible difference, the study of the European Commission’s “Innovation Scoreboard 2013″, which ranks states.

While most innovative countries improved their scores, others have not progressed. The list is more or less unchanged with Sweden’s third time on the top, and Nemčkom, Denmark and Finland followed after her, but was overtaken Germany to Denmark in second place compared with previous research. Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia have improved the most in the last year.
Drivers of innovation in the EU are SMEs innovation and commercialization, coupled with excellent research system.

However, the decline in business activity and investment in newly established small enterprises (venture capital) in the 2008-2012 period had a negative impact on innovation.
Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship Antonio Tajani, said that this year’s results show that the economic crisis had a negative impact on innovation activities in some parts of Europe.

“Investments in innovation are essential if we are to maintain our competitiveness and revive Global growth in Europe,” said Tajani.  Innovation Scoreboard divides members of a group. Innovation leaders are Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Finland with a score above the EU average. Followers of innovation in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, the UK, Austria, Ireland, France, Slovenia, Cyprus and Estonia, also with performance above the EU average.

Moderate countries in innovation as Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Greece, Slovakia, Hungary, Malta and Lithuania with a score below the EU average. Modest innovators as Poland, Latvia, Romania and Bulgaria to innovate well below the EU average.
Compared with the world, the result exceeds the performance of the Swiss EU countries. This year’s results again confirm that South Korea, the U.S. and Japan better than the EU in terms of innovation.
The advantage of South Korea in relation to the EU is increasing, but from 2008. The EU has managed to almost halve the gap in innovation with the U.S. and Japan. Considerably behind the EU’s international competitors, particularly companies in expenditures for research and development and in terms of patents, as well as in tertiary education.
Innovation Scoreboard 2013th measures the level of innovation based on 24 indicators, which are grouped into three categories.

 

Source: www.euractiv.rs

Mar 29, 2013 in Other news / Serbia
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