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Belgium is the 3rd most innovative country, study shows

Belgium came 3rd in the 2017 Innovation Indicator – an innovation ranking of 35 countries. The list is based on a study conducted by the German Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)  and the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW). 

Overall strong performer

In order to determine the countries’ ranking, researchers take into account the level of  innovation in the areas of economy, science, education, government institutions and civil society. In all domains, Belgium landed a spot in the top 10. Switzerland and Singapore complete the top 3.

About the Innovation Indicator

The Innovation Indicator (Innovationsindikator) is published annually and compares countries on their innovation performance. The study analyses the conditions for innovation in Germany and compares it to other leading industrial nations and emerging countries in terms of economic policy, research, education, state and civil society. 

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Fraunhofer ISIInnovation Indicator 2017
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3 August 2017

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