The indicator displays the knowledge output of a given region, benchmarked along ESPON space, as data availability allows. Innovation in the framework of the indicator is restricted to technical innovation via patent and trademark registration, thus not necessarily reflecting the status of social innovations. The composite indicator quantifies the innovation outputs undertaken for a given NUTS-3 region.
The synthetic indicator is composed of several sub-indicators which are individually picking up characteristics of the overall territorial dimensions in the framework innovative economic activities
Theme(s): Science and Technology - Science, Technology and Innovation
The synthetic indicator is composed of several sub-indicators which are individually picking up characteristics of the overall territorial dimensions in the framework of knowledge-intensive economic activities. The indicator is calculated in the following manner:
In which the variable Y_(i,t) represents normalised gross value added by knowledge intensive industries in region i and at time t, Analogously, E_(i,t) represents normalised employment in a given region i and at time t.