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Science, technology and innovation in Europe

Funded under: FP6


This publication presents an analysis of Science and Technology in Europe by looking at the main statistical indicators in this field. The publication, intended for both generalists and specialists, comprises three main parts:
- Part 1: Investing in R&D,
- Part 2: Monitoring the knowledge workers,
- Part 3: Productivity and competitiveness,
- And also methodological notes and abbreviations and symbols.
The primary focus of the statistics and indicators in this publication is on the 25 European Union Member States and, to a lesser extent, the European Economic Area (EEA). This publication also looks at the EU candidate countries, wherever data are available and reliable. For the moment no data for the FYROM are available. To provide high-level international comparison, data for China, Japan, the United States and Russian Federation are also presented, where possible. There is also a regional analysis of the situation within the EU Member States. The data reflect the information available at Eurostat on 1st January 2006.
Given the numerous data sources involved, the coverage of the time series differs from one indicator to another. However, the first year taken into consideration for most indicators in this publication is 1994 (except for patents). As far as possible, this publication sets out to provide detailed and coherent time series.
Consistency with the reporting presented in previous publications is also maintained, complemented by further information in response to user requirements. All data presented in this Panorama are available on Eurostat's reference database NewCronos, with the exception of material in chapters 5 and 8.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, Eurostat, Luxemburg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2006. 224 pp Euro: 25
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KS-76-06-203-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 92-79-02577-5
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