Innovation Output Indicator
The Indicator was presented by the European Commission in a Communication and a Staff Working Document adopted on 13 September 2013.
The proposed indicator is based on four components chosen for their policy relevance.
- Technological innovation as measured by patents.
- Employment in knowledge-intensive activities as a percentage of total employment.
- Competitiveness of knowledge-intensive goods and services. This is based on both the contribution of the trade balance of high-tech and medium-tech products to the total trade balance, and knowledge-intensive services as a share of the total services exports.
- Employment in fast-growing firms of innovative sectors.
Figure 1: Innovation output indicator scores: ranking of EU Member States
EU average set to 100 in 2010
Figure 2: Innovation output indicator scores: non-EU countries
State of the Innovation Union 2015
State of the Innovation Union 2014
The Europe 2020 strategy and its ʻflagshipʼ initiatives focus on investments in education, research and innovation as the key to achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The Innovation Union flagship in particular is about creating a vibrant, innovation-based economy fuelled by ideas and creativity, capable of linking into global value chains, seizing opportunities, capturing new markets and creating high-quality jobs. This communication summarises progress at Member State and European levels towards achieving an Innovation Union in 2014, and concludes by outlining areas where action is still needed.
Innovation Union progress at country level 2014
Innovation Union progress at country level 2014 ( 5.3 MB) (All Countries)
Innovation Union progress at country level 2014 ( e-Publication)