Patents in water related technologies (except wastewater) per mill. inhab.

Short description

Number of patent applications filed to the European patent office (EPO) for inventions within water related technologies (except wastewater). The indicator is expressed in terms of “Number of patent applications per one million inhabitants”.

Be aware that due to delayed data entries in the original database the values for the last couple of years might be underestimated and could possibly increase over the next years. Have this in mind when working with data from recent years.

Original data

Unit for original data: 
patent applications
Date of extraction: 
Friday, May 25, 2018
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Water and waste water

Water is an essential resource for human livelihoods and the economy.

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