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These are the top 5 most innovative countries in the European Union

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The EU says innovation is crucial to build a sustainable and resilient future. Here are the EU's most innovative countries. Image: Unsplash/ALEXANDRE LALLEMAND

Stefan Ellerbeck
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A bar chart showing the performance of EU member state's innovation systems.
Sweden is the most innovative member state of the European Union. Image: EU

The most innovative countries in the EU are in Northern and Western Europe.
The most innovative countries in the EU are in Northern and Western Europe. Image: EU
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Innovation is the process of turning new ideas into value. Image: World Economic Forum.


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