South East Europe: investments in innovation are not enough
Within the EU, the Balkan countries are among those that invest less in research and innovation. European funds make a positive contribution, but the gap with the rest of Europe still tends to widen. The reasons are manifold.
Robots will never completely replace people
By 2030, as many as 20 million manufacturing jobs will be lost to robots, according to a report published by Oxford Economics, a global forecasting company. Some people have already started to fight back – in the footsteps of the 19th-century Luddites – deliberately sabotaging the robots they work with on a daily basis. They are afraid that these robots will take over their jobs.
Is your region a brain gainer or drainer?
The battle for talent within the European Union is a story about both brain drain and gain. We have analyzed the migration patterns across the continent to create hundreds of reports going down to the regional level, paying special attention to highly skilled workers.
R&D: Europe’s knowledge economy in trouble
In March 2000, at a summit meeting in Lisbon, European Union countries agreed on an ambitious objective: to make the EU, by 2010, “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion”.
EU falling short of reaching its research & development target
The European Union spent 2.04 percent of its GDP on Research and Development (R&D) in the year 2016, 0.96 percentage points short of its Europe 2020 target.
Central and Eastern European countries increase applications for patents
Countries from Central and Eastern Europe have made more requests for European patents in the last seven years, just as traditional innovating countries have made less.
Patent applications (EPO)
Each year, the European Patent Office publishes a series of indicators on patent filings.
Registry of Research Data Repositories
A large number of data repositories created by scholars worldwide, covering many different topics
Innovation and R&D (European Commission)
The European innovation scorecard, published annually by the European Commission, provides data on innovation, investments in R&D and patent applications.