Energy R&I financing and patenting trends in the EU

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.
Key data and information at a glance (click on images for larger version): 

Dashboard on R&I in the SET Plan actions in the EU, showing R&I investments from the public and private sectors, patenting trends and specialisation compared to the rest of the world.

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Dashboard on R&I in the SET Plan actions in the EU, showing R&I investments from the public and private sectors, patenting trends and specialisation compared to the rest of the world. * Public investment data for 2015 are provisional; no statistics are available for public investments in batteries and e-mobility; public investments do not include EU funds.