“Building a sustainable future in uncertain times”: Science-Metrix contributes to SRIP 2022

September 2022

How does the EU stack up against its competitors in research and innovation R&I performance? In the face of challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic, how can the EU’s research and innovation communities show resilience and prepare to address future threats?

Science-Metrix contributed to the Science, Research, and Innovation Performance Report (SRIP 2022), which attempts to answer these very questions. This biennial flagship report, issued by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, combines a rigorous indicator-based analysis of trends in R&I with an in-depth discussion of their policy implications, intended for an audience of policy-makers, government officials, and decision-makers.

Science-Metrix, through a three-year contract with the European Commission, supported the development and implementation of its monitoring system for R&I policies at the country and broader EU levels. Drawing on various data sources such as Scopus, PATSTAT, and EUIPO, Science-Metrix produced and analyzed several indicators on R&I outputs such as peer-reviewed scientific publications, patents, trademarks, and designs. As an example, Science-Metrix contributed Box 6.2-1, regarding current research trends related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity. Achieving these goals is a priority of Horizon Europe, the EU’s latest multi-year funding program to support R&I.  

“Europe’s preparedness and resilience to future crises rely on the ability to produce and apply, at scale, novel solutions in areas like health, digital technologies, natural resources, energy, mobility, environment, food, low-carbon economy, and security,” writes Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner, in the introduction to SRIP 2022.

Read the full report.

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