Results of the first UIS innovation data collection
The results of the first UIS innovation data collection are now available in the UIS Data Centre, covering 64 countries. This is the first time that a database with innovation indicators from countries at different stages of development has been produced and made publicly available.
Country-level data covering innovation in manufacturing were gathered in order to produce the statistics. Key innovation indicators include the percentage of firms that implemented product, process, organizational and marketing innovations, as defined in the third edition of the Oslo Manual.
The results are broken down by manufacturing industry and size class. The database also includes indicators about the activities and linkages that firms made use of, as well as the obstacles they typically faced, in order to innovate.
The UIS worked closely with its partners to collect the data and release the innovation database, including the African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) Initiative by the AU/NPCA, Eurostat (Statistical Office of the European Union), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Ibero-American Network of Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT).
As a complement to the innovation indicators, the UIS will publish metadata from each country, including the methodological procedure of national surveys, to be followed by an analytical report.