Europe: innovation for sustainable and inclusive growth In times of financial straits, substantial demographic changes and increasing global competition, innovation is Europe’s best tool to successfully deal with such issues.(1) This is why innovation was given centre stage in the strategy “Europe 2020” to promote job creation, productivity and social cohesion throughout Europe.  The EU outlined strategies to generate smart (through the development of innovation and knowledge), sustainable (adopting sustainable economic practices offering a more efficient and competitive approach to resource management), and inclusive (aiming at creating jobs and social and territorial cohesion) growth. This ambitious development vision is put in place through a series of targets to b...