On the 27th of May 2020, the European Commission released the report “Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the EU 2020” which evaluates and sums up the performance of Europe in the fields of science, technology, and innovation.
The report shows that EU ranks among the top players in scientific production, especially regarding the topic of climate and bioeconomy where the EU boasts the most-cited scientific publications and the higher number of patent applications in these two areas, with 24% in climate and 25% in bioeconomy.
Despite these relevant examples, the EU should put more efforts to turn research in markets solutions. The report also stresses how research and innovation (R&I) can contribute to a sustainable, competitive, and inclusive Europe and highlights the role of digitalization.
Digitalisation is transforming R&I and the policy mix should enhance researchers’ digital skills and adapt the level of investments in high-data infrastructure, in order to drive and boost the R&I efforts.
The report is available at this page.