EC: Bratislava innovation pulling ahead of Prague

EC: Bratislava innovation pulling ahead of Prague

Published at: 2018-10-30 09:59 | Author: CIJEurope.com
Prague is falling behind in terms of innovation, according to the European Commission's Innovation Scorecard, with the pace of improvement not as fast as in the rest of Europe scoring just 99 percent of the European average. By comparison, the survey found that Slovakia was outpacing the European average with Bratislava with an overall score of 104 percent. The study looked at more than a dozen indicators such as the percentage of people that communicate with state bureaucray using online tools.

While 52 percent of residents in the Bratislava region do so, the figure is less than half for people in Prague. It also quantified the percentage of people employed in advanced production sectors or services requiring high levels of skills or education. Here too Bratislava came out on top by 25 percent to 20 percent. Prague had 13 business incubators and innovation centers, 14 accellerators and 32 coworking locations according to the study. The study said Europe must continue to invest in innovation, which it claims has driven two-thirds of the continents economic growth in the last decade.

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