Patenting activity for climate-energy related technologies, EU-27
Development of patent search strategies for various areas of ‘environmental’ technologies have been developed at OECD and have been used to produce the dataset (see a website dedicated to the ENV-tech indicator). EPO patent counts are based on data received from the EPO (EPO Bibliographic database, publications up to December 2011).
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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