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Knowledge Economy Index

Tracking progress. Shaping policy. Powering prosperity.

Our knowledge economy is a wealth generator and a provider of highly paid jobs throughout NI. It’s a fundamental building block for sustainable success, which is why we put it at the heart of our ambition.

The Knowledge Economy Index uses key data year-on-year to compare our performance with other regions. It also monitors the availability of capital. The data helps policy makers and trade organisations plan and advocate effectively for sufficient workforce housing, transportation solutions, zoning and availability of resources. The report also serves as a recruiting and retention tool, demonstrating to research, leadership and management talent from around the world that Northern Ireland is a leading centre for innovation.

Click here to download this year’s report. You’ll see that we’ve recorded the highest ever levels of activity in many knowledge economy indicators. But what’s also clear are areas where we need to invest more to achieve our ambition of becoming one of Europe’s most entrepreneurial knowledge economies by 2030.

Previous reports

2015
NI Knowledge Economy Index (2015 Report)
NI Knowledge Economy Index (2015 Infographic)

2014
NI Knowledge Economy Index (2014 Report)
NI Knowledge Economy Index (2014 Infographic)

2013
NI Knowledge Economy Index (2013 Report)
NI Knowledge Economy Index (2013 Infographic)

2012
NI Knowledge Economy Index (Report)

2011
NI Knowledge Economy Index (Baseline Report)


Steering Team

Scott Rutherford (Chair)

Queen's University, Belfast

Graham Bailie

Barclays

Tim Brundle

Ulster University

David Roberts

Invest NI

Alan Bridle

Bank Of Ireland

Niamh Griffin

Bank Of Ireland

William Curry

Arthur Cox

Neal McNamara

Allstate NI