Portugal in the “Strong Innovators” at the European Innovation Scoreboard 2020

Portugal in the “Strong Innovators” at the European Innovation Scoreboard 2020

Portugal is now the only country in southern Europe to join the group of “Strong Innovators” at the European Innovation Scoreboard 2020, and for the second consecutive year, leader in innovation in small and medium-sized companies.
Between 2012 and 2019, Portugal was one of the five EU countries that made the most progress in terms of innovation, and, in the last two years, became part of the group of Member States considered “strong innovators”.
Overall the EU needs to make more progress to move closer to global innovation leaders, notably South Korea, USA and Japan, according to the same source.
Portuguese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) now stand out in Europe for having the highest innovation rate.
Surely the booming startups ecosystem have been playing a strong role on that achievement.
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