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In March 2000, at a summit meeting in Lisbon, European Union countries agreed on an ambitious objective: to make the EU, by 2010, “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion”.
Each year, the European Patent Office publishes a series of indicators on patent filings.
Countries from Central and Eastern Europe have made more requests for European patents in the last seven years, just as traditional innovating countries have made less.
A large number of data repositories created by scholars worldwide, covering many different topics
The European innovation scorecard, published annually by the European Commission, provides data on innovation, investments in R&D and patent applications.
The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor presents a range of measures about the cultural life, openness and dynamism of 168 European cities