The regional ecosystems innovate and transform to generate value and prosperity in the local community. In this context, the documentation and monitoring of data and indicators on research, development and innovation activity, constitute key elements for regional research and innovation policies.
R&D expenditures in the Business sector in Attiki region (2017)
R&D expenditures in the Higher Education Sector in the region of Kentriki Makedonia (2017)
R&D expenditures in the Government Sector in the region of Kriti (2017)
The regions of Western Greece, Attica, Crete and Epirus achieve the highest R&D employment rates in 2017
Employment in R&D activities differs among Greek Regions. The highest rates of R&D personnel in total employment was recorded in the Regions of Western Greece / Dytiki Ellada (1.81%), Attica/Attiki (1.74%) and Crete/Kriti (1.58%). It is worth noting that these rates are higher than both the national (1.29%), and the EU28 average (1.40%).
The regions of Crete, Attica, Central Greece and Central Macedonia achieve across time the highest rates of innovative enterprises
According to Community Innovation Survey (CIS) results, the regions of Crete (Kriti), Attica (Attiki), Central Greece (Dytiki Ellada) and Central Macedonia (Kentriki Makedonia) achieve the highest rates of innovative enterprises (as percentage of total enterprises). It is also worth noting that Regions of Western Greece and Thessaly (Thessalia) appear to have significant increase of innovative enterprises, after the 2010-2012 period.