Less than One-third of Bulgarian Cos Introduce Innovation in 2008-2010

Less than One-third of Bulgarian Cos Introduce Innovation in 2008-2010

The share of Bulgarian companies in the industry and services which introduced innovations in the period between 2008 and 2010 stood at 27%, the EU's statistics office, Eurostat, said.

This is the lowest rate among all EU member states, comparing to an EU average of 53%, Eurostat data showed.

Germany ranked first with 79%, followed by Luxembourg and Belgium with 68% and 61%, respectively.

Of the total number of local companies which made innovations, 27% co-operated with other enterprises, universities or research institutes, while the remaining 73% used internal resources only.

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