Last 8th february 2012 Antonio Tajani presented the 2011 European Commision Research and Innovation Study, with data mostly from 2009-2010 although some of them still from 2007-2008. There were three main highlights messages, "...This yearâs results are a clear warning that more efforts to boost innovation are needed. If we want to close the gap with our main economic partners and to overcome the current crisis, innovation deserves all our attention. In particular I count on enterprises as they have proven to be the key to success in innovation. But successful start ups in other parts of the world show that some lessons are still need to be learnt in Europe". The second message "...We need balanced national research and innovation systems that provide an innovation-friendly environment for business. The Scoreboard also identifies a gap with the US in terms of top-end research. We urgently need a European Research Area to inject fresh competition, generate more excellence, and attract and retain the best global talent." It is very interesting also to see that Spain continues as an innovation moderate country, bellow the european average in innovation and countries like Bélgium, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland, France, Slovenia, Cyprus and Estonia and further away from the leaders which are Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Finland.