Portugal considered Strong Innovator by the European Commission
Portugal joins the Group of Strong Innovators and registers one of the biggest increases in average innovation performance, according to the latest release of European Innovation Scoreboard 2020 by the European Commission.
The Strong Innovators group is composed of countries with above average innovation performance. According to the European Commission, Portugal is also an EU leader in Innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises.
Since 2012, Portugal’s innovation performance has grown more than 20 percentage points.
The annual European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) provides a comparative assessment of research and innovation performance of in EU countries, other European countries, and regional neighbours. It allows policy-makers to assess relative strengths and weaknesses of national research and innovation systems, track progress, and identify priority areas to boost innovation performance.
Portugal is open for innovative business.