Belgium’s innovative capacity seen through the lens of patent data

Article published in the Economic Review of December 2020

The weakness of Belgium’s productivity growth calls for a rethink about re-energising all its various resources. Among them, a country’s innovative capacity provides fundamental support for future growth. Through the lens of patent data, Belgium can boast many advantages, but its performance is hindered by certain weaknesses too, at a time when new technological challenges are emerging.

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