Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the European Union report 2018

The 2018 edition shows that Europe has a unique opportunity to lead the next wave of breakthrough innovation in areas where digital technology meets the physical world. These areas touch all sectors of the economy and society and include among others: digital manufacturing, genomics, artificial intelligence and the internet of things.
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The 2018 edition shows that Europe has a unique opportunity to lead the next wave of breakthrough innovation in areas where digital technology meets the physical world.

These areas touch all sectors of the economy and society and include among others

  • digital manufacturing
  • genomics
  • artificial intelligence
  • the internet of things      

Findings

  • economic prosperity and the social model in the EU rely on innovation 
  • the EU is a global leader in scientific excellence and needs to turn this leadership into more impactful innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Europe must ensure that the whole society contributes to and benefits from innovation
  • changing dynamics in innovation means Europe must renew its policies by adopting a mission-oriented approach and better support the scale-up of breakthrough innovations that create new markets 

Source: The European Commission

Illustration Photo: Smart devices such as Smart Glasses and the Coaster® provide important information to humans. "Plant Adapter" is an industrial data gateway developed by experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Chemnitz, Germany. A combination of hardware and software, the "Plant Adapter" is a solution for universal connection of machines and other components in manufacturing and production infrastructure. It collects a wide variety of production and machine information and prepares it for reading and processing on a platform-independent basis. © Photo Fraunhofer IPT, Fraunhofer IML

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