Research and innovation are key to building a prosperous future for the EU. They therefore figure prominently in the Europe 2020 strategy and the European Semester process and underpin progress towards the 10 priorities of the Juncker Commission, from providing a new boost to jobs, growth and investment, to developing the digital single market and developing the Energy Union. This report presents an in-depth indicator-based analysis of the EU’s science, research and innovation performance and provides insight into the underpinning factors and drivers.
Geographies of Innovation, created by the 300.000 km/s firm, visualizes and explores the location of innovation initiatives, companies and research hubs in Barcelona, how they cluster in urban space and which sector of activity they belong to.
The report, titled Rise of the Urban Startup Neighborhood, published by Martin Prosperity Institute, uses granular data from Thomson Reuters to look at micro-clusters of venture capital investment across America’s neighborhoods and five leading high-tech industries: software, biotechnology, media and entertainment, medical devices and equipment, and information technology services.
In this interesting and well documented report, authored by Alex Glennie and Kirsten Bound, published by NESTA on May 2016, a number of international lessons to inspire and inform national strategies on how innovation agencies work are being presented. According to Dan Breznitz, the report pursues three ambitions.
Living MIT graduates who have started and built for-profit companies do not qualify as a nation. However, if they did, they’d be the world’s 10th largest economy, with gross revenue falling between the GDP of Russia ($2.097 trillion) and India ($1.877 trillion), according to a recently released report.
Compass published the 2015 Startup Ecosystem Ranking, which ranks the top 20 startup ecosystems around the world. The index is produced by ranking ecosystems along five major components: Performance, Funding, Talent, Market Reach, and Startup Experience.
Nesta, UK launched The European Digital City Index (EDCi) – an index which describes how well different European cities support digital entrepreneurship. It was produced as part of the European Digital Forum, which exists to support digital entrepreneurship and digital startups across Europe.