Performances of the innovation system

The most important indicators of the Belgian national/regional innovation systems are presented here in radar charts. These charts provide a synthetic overview of the strengths and weaknesses of Belgium and its regions in comparison with the EU average (EU28=100) and with the neighbouring countries.

The first chart is made up of a selection of the most significant indicators overall and the following ones show selections taken from each of the six different groups of indicators.

Outputs of the innovation process

National data

The chart will appear within this DIV.

Click on legend items to hide/unhide dataseries

Outputs of the innovation process

EU28=100

 Belgium 2016Netherlands 2016France 2016Germany 2016
Innovative small firms 139.1121.7117.4126.1
Innovative medium size firms127.0112.7107.9123.8
Innovative large firms 115.6101.3106.5118.2
Product/process innovations 155.0130.0107.5125.0
Organisation/marketing innovations124.386.5127.0127.0
New-to-market innovations (2014)132.7113.5128.875.0
Scientific and academic publications172.0200.0105.7123.6
EPO Patents 128.1185.3130.5223.4
EPO Patent with foreign co-inventors (2013)350.5213.8194.7157.6
HT & MHT VA 82.576.783.1149.3
HT & MHT Employment (2015)77.373.686.1141.5
HT exports 56.2118.0121.985.4
Collaboration for innovation115.287.9106.160.6

Regional data

The chart will appear within this DIV.

Click on legend items to hide/unhide dataseries

Outputs of the innovation process

EU28=100

 Brussels-Capital Region 2016Flemish Region 2016Walloon Region 2016
Innovative small firms128.3141.3139.1
Innovative medium size firms123.8127.0127.0
Innovative large firms118.2114.3115.6
Product/process innovations 155.0157.5155.0
Organisation/marketing innovations135.1121.6127.0
New-to-market innovations (2014)132.7132.7136.5
HT & MHT VA (2015)70.191.981.1
HT & MHT Employment (2015)71.283.866.5
Collaboration for innovation118.2121.281.8

Description

  •  05/06/2019

The radar chart presents, for each indicator, the performance of Belgium and its three regions relative to the EU average (EU28=100). This allows to compare, on the same chart, indicators with different measurement units. The performances of the three neighbouring countries are also available by clicking on the selected country below the chart. For each indicator, a value higher than 100 indicates a better performance than the EU average.

The indicators on the chart are selected on the basis of their relevance and the availability of data for the EU average. All these indicators and their definition are available on the database (see Indicators of the innovation system). The indicators on the radar chart are the following:

  • Broad innovation rate - Small firms (% of all small firms)
  • Broad innovation rate - Medium size firms (% of all medium size firms)
  • Broad innovation rate - Large firms (% of all large firms)
  • Product and/or process innovations (% of all firms)
  • Organisation and/or marketing innovations (% of all firms)
  • New-to-market product innovations (% of product innovators)
  • Scientific and academic publications (Per thousand of inhabitants)
  • Patent applications to the EPO (per million inhabitants)
  • EPO Patent with foreign co-inventors (% of total patent applications)
  • Patents granted by the USPTO (per million inhabitants)
  • Employment in high- and medium-high technology sectors (% of total employment)
  • Value added by high- and medium-high technology sectors (% of total value added)
  • High-tech exports (Community concept) (% of total exports)
  • Collaboration for innovation (% of technological innovators)

Other languages

Source: "Indicators of the innovation system"