Nordine Es-Sadki


Research group(s):
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

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 2018 - 2019
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 2018 - 2019
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 2020
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.

 European Observatory on Clusters and Industrial Change

The objective of this project is to help Europe's regions and countries in designing better and more evidence-based cluster policies and initiatives to accelerate industrial modernisation, boost entrepreneurship in emerging industries with growth potential, and facilitate SMEs' access to clusters and internationalisation activities and more strategic inter-regional collaboration and investments in the implementation of smart specialisation strategies.


Co-VAL, is part of the Horizon 2020 research programme and is funded by the European Commission. The goal of Co-VAL is to provide practical recommendations for how public sector organisations can improve the development and outcomes of their services.

Selected publications by Nordine Es-Sadki