ECO-INNOVATIONat the heart of European policies
The Eco-Innovation Scoreboard (Eco-IS) and the Eco-Innovation Index illustrate eco-innovation performance across the EU Member States. They aim at capturing the different aspects of eco-innovation by applying 16 indicators grouped into five dimensions: eco-innovation inputs, eco-innovation activities, eco-innovation outputs, resource efficiency and socio-economic outcomes. The Eco-Innovation Index shows how well individual Member States perform in different dimensions of eco-innovation compared to the EU average and presents their strengths and weaknesses. The Eco-IS and the Eco-Innovation Index complements other measurement approaches of innovativeness of EU countries and aims to promote a holistic view on economic, environmental and social performance.
In this Brief you can see the overview of the trends across EU28 shown by the 2016 Index.
If you want to learn more about the technical implementation of the Eco-Innovation Scoreboard, please download the Technical note.
Eco-innovation inputs comprise investments (financial or human resources) aiming to trigger eco-innovation activities.
The three indicators in the component of eco-innovation inputs are:
Eco-innovation activities illustrate to what extent companies in a specific country are active in eco-innovation.
The three indicators in the component of eco-innovation activities are:
Eco-innovation outputs quantify the outputs of eco-innovation activities in terms of patents, academic literature and media contributions.
The three indicators in the component of eco-innovation outputs are:
The component of resource efficiency outcomes puts eco-innovation performance in the context of a country’s resource efficiency.
The four indicators in the component of resource efficiency outcomes are:
The final component illustrates to what extent eco-innovation performance generates positive outcomes for social (employment) and economic (turnover, exports) aspects.
The three indicators in the component of socio-economic outcomes are: