Building upon the EU First Action Plan for Innovation in Europe, the Trend Chart on Innovation in Europe is a practical tool for innovation organisation and scheme managers in Europe. Run by the Innovation Directorate of DG Enterprise, it pursues the collection, regular updating and analysis of information on innovation policies at national and Community level, with a focus on innovation finance; setting up and developing innovative businesses; the protection of intellectual property rights; and the transfer of technology between research and industry.The Trend Chart on Innovation has been running since January 2000. It tracks innovation policy developments in all EU Member States, plus Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic and Slovenia. The Trend Chart website provides access to the following services and publications a database of policy measures across Europe; a "who is who?" of agencies and government departments involved in innovation; a series of six-monthly country reports for all countries covered; a series of six-monthly trend reports covered on each of the four main themes; a number of benchmarking reports; the European Innovation Scoreboard and other statistical reports; a news service and thematic papers; the annual reports of the Trend Chart.The ZEW contributes as German national correspondent to the network.

Selected Publications


Europäische Kommission, DG Enterprise and Industry , Brüssel , BE

Project duration

01.01.1995 - 28.02.2010

Project members

Dr. Christian Rammer (Coordinator)
Dr. Georg Licht

Cooperation partner

United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht, NL
Technopolis BV, Amsterdam, NL
Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Wien, AT
VINNOVA, Stockholm, SE
Norwegian Institute for Studies in Innovation Research and Higher Education, Oslo, NO
Center for Economic Development, Sofia, BG
Center for International Relations (Faculty of Social Sciences), University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, SI
ETH Zürich, Zürich, CH
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, US
IDETRA, Madrid, ES
Institute for Forecasting, Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava, SK
Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, HU
Technology Centre AS, Prag, CZ
Group Europe Ltd., Dublin, IE
Centre of Financial Studies, Universität Athen, Athen, GR
Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga, LV
Institute of Business Strategy (IBS), Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, LT
Intrasoft International, Luxemburg, LU
School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, London, UK
Israel Business Information Services Ltd., Tel-Aviv, IL
Performance Management Network Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, CA
The Icelandic Centre for Research, Rykjavik, IS
Technopolis Belgium, Brüssel, BE
Technopolis France, Paris, FR
The Danish Institute for Studies in Research and Research Policy, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, DK
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Helsinki, FI
Technopolis UK, Brighton, UK
Institution The Isle of Knowledge, Zagreb, HR
School of Social Sciences, Jawharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, IN
Idea Consult, Brüssel, BE
LuxInnovation - The National Agency for Innovation and Research, Luxemburg, LU
Economics and Mangement Institute, Technical University of Lisbon, Lissabon, PT
Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
Technopolis Turkey, Ankara, TR
National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, Tokyo, JP
Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK