The aim of this study is to update a report on key innovation indicators for the chemical industry for the year 2020. In a concise way, the study offers an overview on the state and recent developments in research and innovation in the German chemical industry as well as in science and technology related to Chemistry. In 2020, a special focus is laid on the start-ups in the field of chemistry.
Indicators cover R&D and innovation activities of firms, chemical research and education in the public sector as well as economic results of innovation efforts (including exports of high-technology goods).
As a special topic, the 2020 edition of the report looks more closely into innovations related to climate protection and sustainability.


Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. , Frankfurt am Main , DE

Project duration

01.03.2020 - 31.10.2020

Project members

Dr. Christian Rammer (Coordinator)
Marius Berger


Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics