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Specific report

Energy R&I financing and patenting trends in the EU


Publication date
1 January 2017
Joint Research Centre


Monitoring innovation activities in the energy field in the EU is essential to assess the progress towards the achievement of the European Energy system transformation. This transformation not only ensures the decarbonisation of the European Energy system, in line with the Paris agreement, but also contributes to energy security and the competitiveness of the European economy in global energy markets.


This report monitors the progress made by EU Member States concerning two key indicators identified in the Integrated Strategic Energy Technology Plan Communication, namely the level of investment in R&I in terms of both private (expenditure by businesses and industry) and public (Member States' national programmes and instruments) and trends in patents. To do so, a collection of country dashboards are presented containing the relevant information, summarised for each EU Member State, providing a quick overview of each country.


The information presented is produced according to the JRC in-house methodology for monitoring R&I in Low Carbon Energy Technologies and is consistent with the R&I indicators included in the 3rd State of the Energy Union Report.


For details on the methodology see also the report on Monitoring R&I in Low-Carbon Energy Technologies.

Energy R&I financing and patenting trends in the EU


Energy R&I financing and patenting trends in the EU