Statistics

IASP regularly collects statistics to monitor the state and existing trends in the area of innovation (AOI) and science and technology park (STP) industry throughout the world. A small selection of key figures from the IASP 2022 Global Survey is provided below, with the full report containing more than 120 charts and tables available from the Knowledge Room.

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Main technology sectors found in STPs/AOIs

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Source: IASP 2022 Global Survey 

When asked to name the four main technology sectors found in their area/park, 63.7% of respondents named the ICT sector, again affirming the importance of ICT to the industry. Other sectors that are of significant importance to many respondents include biotechnology (36.3%), software engineering (28.3%) and energy (26.5%).

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"Very important" factors in contributing to AOI/STP success

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Source: IASP 2022 Global Survey

Looking at the success factors of respondents shows that image/prestige (67.3%) and talented workers (64.6%) are those that are most valued by AOIs/STPs. Links to universities/HEIs and a growing number of successful mature companies are also viewed as “very important” by more than 6 in 10 respondents, whilst a growing number of successful start-ups follows just behind.

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Origin of resident companies in AOIs/STPs

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Source: IASP 2022 Global Survey

The strong connections of AOIs/STPs to their local areas is highlighted by the fact that 41.4% of companies based in the areas/parks are of local origin. This also shows their importance as local innovation actors. However, AOIs/STPs also attract regional and national companies, and a smaller but significant percentage (13.2%) of international companies.


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Ownership of AOIs/STPs

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Source: IASP 2022 Global Survey

The above chart shows the ownership of AOIs/STPs. 50.4% are publicly owned, 27.4% are under mixed ownership, and another 22.1% are private.



Question of the month

Every month IASP posts a new question on current affairs related to our industry and its socioeconomic context. Answer these questions here, and contribute to the IASP knowledge database. The results from previous questions can also be viewed here.


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Which companies have been most affected by COVID-19 in STPs/AOIs

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In your STP/AOI innovation ecosystem, which companies have been hit harder on the finance front by the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Initial impressions of the overall effect of COVID19 on STPs/AOIs

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected STPs/AOIs?

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Stakeholder suport in 2020

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Do STPs/AOIs expect significant changes in the policies of your shareholders or stakeholders regarding their support of STPs/AOIs?

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