Connecting Football and Innovations (Croatian Case)


Croatian National Team is pretty good in football, we are in top 20 teams in FIFA rankings for a long time now. So, Croatia is really strong in the most popular sport in the world despite the fact that it has population of only 4 million. How is this possible and why Croatia is not so good in other areas/disciplines? Continue reading “Connecting Football and Innovations (Croatian Case)”

New Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011

With the growth in last year, Croatia find the plave among the Moderate Innovators, together with neighbouring Serbia. Hungray & Italy. Other country in Cental-Eastern Europe Are among Modest Innovators, like Bulgaria, Macedonia & Romaina, Moderate Innovators like Poland, Slovakia & Chech Republic. The best is Slovenia which almost got EU average and finds the place among Innovation Followers. The Innovation Leaders in Europe are again Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Denmark & Finland), together with Switzerlan & Germany. Now, let’s take a look at Croatia scores: the worst results comes from Patent Applications, which says a lot about the state of … Continue reading New Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011

singapore no.1 on inno-report

Newest innovation climate study done by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and The Manufacturing Institute (MI), listed 110 countries according to their Innovation Inputs and Innovation Performance score. This Internation Innovation Index is buid from 6 categories: Fiscal & Other policies, Innovation environment, R&D results, Business performance and Public impact of innovation. Link to studySingapore is ranked 1st, U.S.A. 8th, Japan 9th, while European leadinng innovation states: Sweden, U.K., Austria & Germany are 10th,15th,17th and 19th.Central Europe countries are near each other on the list: Hungary, Czech Rep. and Slovenia are on places 31-33 and … Continue reading singapore no.1 on inno-report

eu inno scoreboard 2008

Innovation Scoreboard for 2008 is published. As stated in this publication, Innovation leaders are: Sweden, Finland, Germany, Denmark and UK. Above EU average are Austria and France and below are Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal and all “new” members.Fast growers in catching-ip countries are Bulgaria & Romania. Croatia and Lithuania are ranked as slow growers 😦It is noted that EU is decreasing it’s innovation gap with US and Japan, have a look: link Continue reading eu inno scoreboard 2008

european inno-scoreboard 2007

The 2007 European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) was published today. Inno-leaders are Sweden, Finland, Germany, UK, USA… Inno-followers include Austria, France, Ireland… Moderate innovators are Czech republic, Italy, Slovenia… And finally catching-up countries Bulgaria, Croatia (!), Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia…What’s most interesting is to see how it’s determined, so here’sthe list of Innovation indicators:1.1 S&E graduates1.2 Population w ith tertiary education1.3 Broadband penetration rate1.4 Participation in life-long learning1.5 Youth education attainment level2.1 Public R&D expenditures2.2 Business R&D expenditures2.3 Share of medium-high/high-tech R&D2.4 Enterprises receiving public funding for innovation3.1 SMEs innovating in-house3.2 Innovative SMEs co-operating w ith others3.3 Innovation expenditures3.4 Early-stage … Continue reading european inno-scoreboard 2007