The performances of Belgium and its regions in science, technology, innovation and competitiveness are regularly assessed in reports by regional and international organisations. The relative strengths and weaknesses of the Belgian national/regional innovation systems identified in reports are hereafter summarised.
Europe 2020 is the EU growth strategy for the decade 2010-2020 to become a "smart, sustainable and inclusive economy delivering high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion". The strategy is based on five headline targets to be reached by 2020. Two targets are closely linked to the field of innovation:
The performances of the Belgian national/regional innovation systems are shown in radar charts, with the innovation dimensions represented on axes. The radar graph gives a synthetic overview of the strengths and weaknesses of Belgium and its regions in comparison with the EU average (indicator values relative to the EU (EU28=100)) and with the neighbouring countries.