This report summarizes what 23 nations and the European Union are doing best in innovation policy, and where they have the greatest room for improvement. For Germany you will find short information about strengths like  1. High Expenditures in Research and Development and Patent Activities 2. Vocational Training System 3. Strong Medium High-Tech Industries With Close Cooperation With  Public Research and weeknesses in 1. No Research and Development Tax Deduction, Low Patenting Activities in Digitization 2. Lack of STEM Professionals 3. Lack of Start-Ups.