Ireland is positioned as one of the leading European countries in Innovation in 2020

european innovation scoreboard 2020

Ireland has shown above average performance in the European Union when it comes to Innovation. That is why it has just ranked ninth in the European Commission’s annual European Innovation Scoreboard.

As indicated on the website of the Government of Ireland, this Scoreboard is prepared through a comparative evaluation of the research and innovation results of the Member States of the European Union and the relative strengths and weaknesses of their systems of research and innovation.

Ranking EU innovation

We must highlight that, for the third consecutive year, Ireland occupies the first place in the European Union in terms of both the impact on employment and the impact on sales of innovation. Furthermore, Ireland also stands out in the Human Resources area, achieving scores that are 120% higher than the European Union average.

Innovation Sales Impact Innovation Employment impacts

Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, expressed her satisfaction with these results:

“It is great to see Ireland’s innovation strengths being recognised among our European peers. As we have already seen this year in the rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic by our scientists, higher education institutes and enterprises, research and innovation is relevant for all of us in our daily lives. Now more than ever, it is beyond doubt that research and innovation will have an essential role in supporting the recovery, improving public services, living standards and the quality of life of all citizens.”

This news only reinforces Ireland’s commitment to value as a preferred country where to invest and carry out the expansion of Spanish businesses. At ISEA we will be happy to help you out. Find out how we can help you.


Download the European innovation scoreboard 2020 main report


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