These over-arching sector indicators are taken from the groupings used in our publication, Mapping England’s Innovation Activity.
These indicators are compiled using a fusion of quantitative and expert-driven data, that makes it possible to compare place-based innovation activity in the manner displayed to the right.
For more information, please refer to Mapping England’s Innovation Activity, available to download from our library.
The indicators below are compiled from the Hub’s data framework, which measures innovation involves using a range of indicators to capture the series of inputs (e.g. funding and human capital) and outputs (e.g. knowledge outputs from research, innovative products, services, and processes) that encompass the innovation process, and the interactions between them.
We have then identified the key sectoral strengths from these indicators and displayed them below. Key sectoral strengths in innovative can be identified across research, business, and research-business collaboration in the table below. Sectoral strengths that occur across these categories are positioned next to one another:
|Framework indicators||Innovation in
|Research and business
interaction in innovation
|Architecture, Building and Planning
Engineering and Technology
Urban Living (Innovate UK
|Wholesale retail & motor trades|
|Physical sciences||Physical sciences|
Other sci tech
|Materials & Manufacturing and
Other Sci and Tech Manufacture
|Medicine & Dentistry
Subjects Allied to Medicine
|Life Sciences and Healthcare||Health and Social Work|
|Basic materials chemistry|
Veterinary Science + Agriculture
& related subjects
|Electronics Photonics &
|Electronics Photonics & Electrical