Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators

The establishment and growth of the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators reflects the global movement of economies to a more knowledge-intensive orientation. The ability of organisations and economies to constantly innovate, and the means that promote this capability, are central to the competitiveness of nations. Research and experimental development (R&D) and innovation activities therefore need to be measured and monitored to understand their dynamics in terms of human resources, expenditure and focus areas in relation to economic growth.

The Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators was established to undertake regular national R&D and innovation surveys on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology and to produce national indicators from the survey results to provide inputs for policy makers and a basis for international comparisons.