The Nordic nation takes the lead for the first time in the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking, which also highlights how inflationary pressures are causing pressing socio-environmental concerns to take a backseat.

“Denmark has played extremely aggressively on the sustainability front and benefits from being a small country in the European market,” Professor Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center (WCC), which creates the ranking, explained. “Operating within that framework has allowed it to announce aggressive reductions.”

Did you know that Europe took over Japan in innovation performance? And can you guess which EU countries are innovation leaders?

🆙 EU’s innovation performance has improved by around 10% since 2015.


🆙 🇸🇪, 🇫🇮, 🇩🇰, 🇳🇱, and 🇧🇪 are the EU Innovation leaders

These are some of the findings of the European Innovation Scoreboard 2022.

Every year, the European Innovation Scoreboard compares the innovation performance of each EU country to other EU countries and internationally.

EU countries 2022 performance:

🥇 Innovation leaders 🇸🇪, 🇫🇮, 🇩🇰, 🇳🇱, 🇧🇪
🥈 Strong innovators 🇮🇪, 🇱🇺, 🇦🇹, 🇩🇪, 🇨🇾, 🇫🇷
🥉 Moderate innovators 🇪🇪, 🇸🇮, 🇨🇿, 🇮🇹, 🇪🇸, 🇵🇹, 🇲🇹, 🇱🇹, 🇬🇷
🏅 Emerging innovators 🇭🇺, 🇭🇷, 🇸🇰, 🇵🇱, 🇱🇻, 🇧🇬, 🇷🇴

With the new European Innovation Agenda, we aim to close the gap between EU countries and position Europe at the forefront of the new wave of deep-tech innovations.

See the full report here: europa.eu/!Db9qy7

This weekend I and our oldest daughter visited the annual national Swedish Bookfair in Gothenburg.

The book fair has been postponed the last years due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

We are both readers, my daughter and I, reading plus 50 books a year, so it was great to be able to visit the fair again.

I have several friends that have published books this year, and that we meet at the fair, like Patrick Ekwall, Olof Lundh, Anders Roslund & Janne Josefsson.

I also met one of my all-time favourite writers, South African crime novel writer Deon Meyer. It turned out that we have some common friends in South Africa.

I got a lot of books – some with dedications.

We also listened to many seminars and talks with authors and had some good food. Great weekend with Louise.