Innovation investment in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe: Building future prosperity and setting the ground for sustainable upward convergence
European Commission and European Investment Bank have just published the report on Innovation investment in CESE countries.
This paper investigates the role that innovation plays in Central, East and South East Europe (CESEE), analysing the innovation performance and investment efforts in innovation in different countries of the region, as well as describing their innovation profiles based on the type of innovation activities they predominately carry out. Building on firm-level data of the EIB Investment Survey (EIBIS) and complementing them with other data sources, the paper dives deeper in analysing the financing conditions of investment in innovation as a key driver that may explain differences in investment patterns compared to the rest of the European Union (EU).
You can read the report at: http://www.eib.org/attachments/efs/innovation_investment_in_cesee_en.pdf