This indicator shows the number of granted patents and the number of filed patent applications, respectively, per million inhabitants in the Nordic region. All direct applications to the European Patent Office (EPO) are taken into account, but among the PCT applications (The Patent Cooperation Treaty) made to the EPO only those that have entered into the regional phase are counted, and not patent application in the international phase. Applications filed are not necessarily granted the following year as the processing time can be up to several years. Data is available for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as the European Union (EU28). For more information on Nordic Statistics:


Keywords: innovation, patent, entrepreneurship