Research and Development
Scientific research and development activities in Slovenia are well developed, specially when compared to other countries of Central and Eastern Europe. A growing number of publications and citations as well as fast expansion in R&D intensity over a decade speak about important success of research activities in Slovenia. The country has been recognized as the fastest growing Innovation follower among group members (Austria, Belgium, france, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovenia and the UK) according to European Innovation Scoreboard 2015, prepared by European Commission. Slovenia has also been listed very high on 2016 Bloomberg Innovation Index. Among 50 world's most innovative economies Slovenia ranks 24th place.