The innovation report for North Rhine-Westfalia provides a comprehensive analysis of the innovation system in NRW. The report covers seven broad thematic areas:
•    human capital, education and training
•    research and development
•    patent activities and new technologies
•    knowledge and technology based start-ups
•    innovation
•    investment and infrastructure
•    productivity
In addition, four topics are investigated in more detail:
•    impulses for an innovations strategy
•    structure and mobility of human capital
•    potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning
•    economic dynamics through knowledge and technology based start-ups