Nordine Es-Sadki


Research group(s):
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Transitions

Nordine Es-Sadki joined UNU-MERIT as a researcher in January 2011. He obtained his bachelor degree in economics from Maastricht University in 2009. In 2010 he obtained his master degree in economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam with distinction. He is pursuing a PhD on the topic of knowledge flows from public research to firms. His research interests include, knowledge transfer, intellectual property rights, the measurement of Science, Technology & Innovation, questionnaire design, surveys and their methodology, and economics of regional innovation. He also works part-time as a economics teacher at a lyceum in Maastricht.

He currently works on the following EU commissioned research projects:

European Innovation Scoreboard 2021 - 2023

The European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) is an instrument of the European Commission, developed under the Lisbon Strategy and revised after the adoption of the Europe2020 Strategy to provide a comparative assessment of the innovation performance of EU Member States. It forms a comprehensive benchmarking and monitoring system of research and innovation trends and activities in Europe. It is commissioned by the European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs .

Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2023

The Regional Innovation Scoreboard (RIS) is based on the methodology of the IUS and provides a comparative assessment of how European regions perform with regard to innovation. It is commissioned by the European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs .

Preparation of the CIS Methodological Manual and the CIS 2024 questionnaire

The CIS based innovation statistics are part of the EU science and technology statistics. Surveys are carried out with two years' frequency by EU member states and a number of ESS member countries. It is commissioned by the European Commission, DG Eurostat.


Funded by Horizon Europe under the call Research and innovation on cultural heritage and CCIs, the LibrarIN Project will examine ways that libraries can develop new functions, services and engagement with the individuals, organisations and communities they serve. This will be achieved through social innovation based on public value co-creation and a demand-driven design of library services.


TWIN4MERIT project funded by the WIDERA/Twinning call for proposals of the Horizon Europe programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union.


Selected publications by Nordine Es-Sadki