Adriatic Innovation Map is an online tool for finding and comparing innovation indicators for 8 countries in the Adriatic region. While its use was designed to be as simple as possible, we encourage you to get in contact iwth us (hyperlink to Contacts) in case you have any questions. These questions will also be published below in order to help others who might have the same questions.
Why does the Adriatic Innovation Map cover only 8 countries?
Adriatic Innovation Map has been developed by the PACINNO partnership (hyperlink to www.pacinno.eu) and has been produced with the financial assistance of the IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Cooperation Programme. The countries that it currently covers are all countries of the IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Cooperation Programme. We hope to be able to add more countries in the future.
Is Adriatic Innovation Map connected to Innovation Union Scoreboard (or any other similar project) ?
No, Adriatic Innovation Map is an independent platform and is not formally connected to IUS. However, we have used Innovation Union Scoreboard as a model for the development of a tool that would help compare Adriatic countries with EU members in the field of innovation indicators and maps. We have also tried to make Adriatic Innovation Map methodologically similar to IUS, but significant differences remain.
I have found data for my country that is different that the one published on the map ? Which one is correct ?
This situation is possible but it is very rare. In most cases, there are simply not enough information sources for several countries in the region to be able to find one source that is correct. Often, no available data have been published at the time of the initial data gathering. For some indicators, we had to implement our own survey in order to obtain relevant estimations for the map value. If at a later date the official sources published data on that indicator, they would surely be different (although probably similar) to the estimations that were obtained by our own survey. In some very rare cases, we were also able to find two different estimations of the same indicator, but inevitably one of them would prove to be less accurate than the other. We have always published the value we believe to be the best estimation of the actual data.
If you were able to find data different that the one published on the webpage we encourage you to contact us (hyperlink to contacts) and let us know so that we can check why the difference has occurred.