- 15 November 2022
- Det Fælles Forskningscenter
This report builds on the findings and framework developed in the study, ‘Climate neutral market opportunities and EU competitiveness’, conducted by the ICF and Cleantech Group for DG GROW in 2019-2020. The objective is to establish a scoreboard to assess the EU’s competitive position in carbon-neutral solutions across important industrial ecosystems related to the energy transition. The 2021 annual report of the European Climate Neutral Industry Competitiveness Scoreboard (CIndECS) provides an assessment of 20 climate-neutral solutions, in the ecosystems of renewable energy, energy-intensive industry, mobility-transport-automotive, construction and electronics. The scoreboard is based on ten key indicators: public R&D investment, early and later stage private investment, patenting activity, number of innovating companies, employment, production, turnover, imports & exports and trade balance. The analysis for each indicator is presented though a number of supporting sub-indicators, described in the summary of the assessment methodology, data collection and sources. For more details on the methodology, readers should consult the respective CIndECS technical document, on the protocol of the assessment methodology.