The "Science, Research and Innovation performance of the EU, 2020" (SRIP) analyses Europe’s performance dynamics in science, research and innovation and its drivers, in a global context. The Report combines a thorough indicator based macroeconomic analysis with deep analytical research dives into hot policy topics. The aim of the Report is to build a robust narrative that speaks to an audience of both Research and Innovation and Economics and Finance policy-makers and analysts. This is a flagship biennial publication by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research & Innovation that draws on a long tradition of indicators and economic analyses. It is the third edition in this report series.