According to the ranking, Belgium and Flanders excel in three main areas: attractive research systems, linkages and innovators. In terms of innovation linkages and collaboration, Belgium is the overall leader in the European Union.
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Belgium and Flanders rank among top European innovators
The European Innovation Scoreboard provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in EU countries, other European countries and regional neighbors.
It assesses relative strengths and weaknesses of national innovation systems and helps countries identify areas they need to address.
With Dutch as its official language, Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen) is the northern region of Belgium. The capital of both Belgium and Flanders is Brussels.