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Who are the innovation leaders in the European Union?
Based on the Summary Innovation Index, the Member States fall into the following four country groups:
Innovation leaders: Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Finland, all show a performance well above that of the EU average.
Innovation followers: Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, the UK, Austria, Ireland, France, Slovenia, Cyprus and Estonia all show a performance close to that of the EU average.
Moderate innovators: The performance of Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Greece, Slovakia, Hungary, Malta and Lithuania is below that of the EU average.
Modest innovators: The performance of Poland, Latvia, Romania and Bulgaria is well below that of the EU average.