The European Commission released today the Regional Innovation Scoreboard which provides a comparative assessment of how its regions perform in innovation. The Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2012 [8 MB] covers 190 regions across the European Union, Croatia, Norway and Switzerland. As many of you know, innovation is a key driver of economic growth and jobs, as is talent and human resources in S&T which are closely related. The first does not ocurr without the second. This report is worth reading and analyzing.