I was lucky enough to go through this document about R&D and science within the OECD. An interesting reading for those who want to know more about R&D and Innovation trends with the organisation state members.
Interesting also to see the effort in R&D according to GPD and the international comparison esp. with the US and Japan.
Israel, has we all noted in the start-up world, is pushing hard. In Europe, France and Germany are not on the top position as the Nordic countries lead the field.