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Key figures of science, technology and innovation
Regional Key Figures
The "Europe's regional research systems: current trends and structures" booklets are a main outcome of the project funded by the European Commission under a 6th Framework Programme for Research contract (n° PP-CT-M2-2005-0002) for the implementation of the specific programme "Strengthening the Foundations of the European Research Area":
Key Figures 2008/2009
Science, Technology and Competitiveness key figures report 2008/2009 [ - 9.07MB] and the statistical annex [ - 504 KB]
Key Figures 2007
Highlights of the Key Figures include discussion of the following topics:
The Key Figures 2005 give a sharp insight on the most important aspects of EU research and innovation investment and performance in Europe, the US and Japan. For the first time, they include data on China.
They show worrying trends:
Key Figures 2003-2004 [ - 1.52 MB]
These Key Figures were the first to include data on the Acceding and Candidate countries. They showed that most of the Acceding countries were in the process of catching up with the rest of the European Union in terms of S&T investment and performance.
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Following the first cycle of data collection, the 2002 Key Figures were published to measure the evolution of Europe towards the 3% objective.
Key Figures 2001 [ - 852 KB]
Following the Lisbon European Council of March 2000, the Commission was invited to draw up a methodology for benchmarking national research policies. A list of indicators, which were collected as part of the first phase of the benchmarking exercise, was put in place to cover four key issues:
The development of the indicators was undertaken by a special EUROSTAT task force, involving representatives from Member States’ statistical offices.
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