Science & Technology | Data | The World Bank
Technological innovation, often fueled by governments, drives industrial growth and helps raise living standards. Data here aims to shed light on countries technology base: research and development, scientific and technical journal articles, high-technology exports, royalty and license fees, and patents and trademarks. Sources include the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the U.S. National Science Board, the UN Statistics Division, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Intellectual Property Organization.
A huge body of comparative data are available for free; the ‘dive-in’ maps are particularly arresting.
Comparative indicators presented include (and Ireland looks to be at about a consistent 50% or so of Finland’s level of performance on both the input and output side):