In the bi-yearly edition of the Regional Innovation Scoreboard published in July 2023, the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region holds the overall position of the second most innovative region in Europe. Innovation performance of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region has increased over time by 18%.
Hovedstaden in Denmark gains the status of the most innovative region in Europe, while Oberbayern in Germany is third. Stockholm in Sweden is in fourth place, and Berlin in Germany is in fifth place.
The Regional Innovation Scoreboard provides a comparative assessment of the research and innovation performance across 239 regions in 22 EU Member States, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Helsinki Smart Region for a Resilient Green and Digital Transition
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region and the regional actors are determined to keep our position as an innovation leader. The region wants to be frontrunner in finding new solutions and technologies to address the most pressing societal challenges common to all of Europe.
Familiarize yourself with the Helsinki Smart Region(You are transferring to another service) and its’ innovation strategy. Read also how we are implementing(Will be opened in a new window) the EU Green Deal, the European Digital Decade, and the new European Innovation Agenda.
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