The Eco-Innovation Challenge

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The Eco-Innovation Challenge

The Eco-IS consists

of two main parts: a

“structural profile” and

a “performance profile”.

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ECO-INNOVATION INPUTS

ECO-INNOVATION

ACTIVITIES

ENVIRONMENTAL OUTCOMES

ECO-

INNOVATION

OUTPUTS

SOCIO-ECONOMIC

OUTCOMES

outcomes and socio-economic outcomes. The 2010 version of the Eco-IS is based on 13

sub-indicators in these five areas. Sub-indices are calculated for each of the five areas. The

overall eco-innovation performance of each Member State is calculated with the unweighted

mean of the 13 sub-indicators (for more information on the calculation methodologies see

the methodological note on the EIO website: www.eco-innovation.eu).

The performance profile of the Eco-IS is accompanied by a “structural profile”, which contains

indicators on long-term socio-economic and environmental trends. Indicators included

Table 3.1

Indicators in the Eco-IS

FIRST CHOICE INDICATOR AVAILABLE (PROXY) INDICATOR

FOR 2010 SCOREBOARD

Total level of financial support

for eco-innovation (as % of GDP)

Total R&D personnel and researchers in

eco-innovation sectors (% of total

employment)

Total value of new investment

in green early stage investments

Share of firms participating in eco-innovation

Share of firms implementing

eco-innovation-related management systems

Material productivity

(GDP/Total Material Consumption)

Governments environmental and energy R&D

appropriations and outlays (% of GDP), 2008

Total R&D personnel and researchers

as % of total employment

Total value of new investment

in green early stage investments

Firms having implemented innovation

activities aiming at a reduction of material

input per unit output (% of total firms)

SOURCE

EUROSTAT

EUROSTAT

CLEANTECH

GROUP

EUROSTAT

EMAS registered organisations (per population) EUROSTAT

Material productivity

(GDP/Domestic Material Consumption)

EUROSTAT

Water productivity (GDP/Water Footprint) Water productivity (GDP/Water Footprint) Water Footprint

Network

Energy productivity

(GDP/gross inland energy consumption)

Energy productivity

(GDP/gross inland energy consumption)

EUROSTAT

GHG emissions intensity (CO2e/GDP) GHG emissions intensity (CO2e/GDP) EUROSTAT

Eco-innovation patents

Eco-patents for the fields of pollution abatement,

waste management and energy efficiency

OECD

Employment in eco-innovation industries Employment in eco-industries (% of total workforce) Ernst & Young

Size of eco-innovation markets

Exports of eco-innovation products

Turnover in eco-industries Ecorys

Exports of products from eco-industries

(% of total exports)

Ecorys

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