Advanced Technologies for Industry – EU Report

The objective of this EU report is to provide an overview about the performance of the EU27 in Advanced Technologies and to give a snapshot of the policy landscape supporting the production and uptake of Advanced Technologies at EU, national and regional levels. Country performance in Advanced Technologies is presented based on patent, trade and investment data. The starting point of this analysis has been sixteen Advanced Technologies that are a priority for European industrial policy and that enable process, product and service innovation throughout the economy and hence foster industrial modernisation. Advanced Technologies are defined as recent or future technologies that are expected to substantially alter the business and social environment and include Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud Technologies, Connectivity, Industrial Biotechnology, the Internet of Things, Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Mobility,
Nanotechnology, Photonics, Robotics, and Security.

The full methodology behind the data calculations is available on the Advanced Technologies for Industry (ATI) website here. The report complements the analysis provided in the ATI General Findings report that is available here:

The report is structured as follows:

  • The first section outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the EU27 in terms of technology generation and uptake across the sixteen Advanced Technologies.
  • The other two sections summarise the latest policy priorities and main policy initiatives in the EU27 with examples from the national and regional level in support of Advanced Technologies.

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Date published
30 November 2020
Publisher (Company, Organisation)
European Commission

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