The ASEAN group nearly doubled its share of the world’s research papers since 2006

(25 August 2016, Singapore) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN collectively almost doubled its share of the world’s research papers (scientific literature), and increased its patenting activity, a common industry measure of innovation, by more than 40% in the last three years. These are just some of the key findings from the “ASEAN – The Emerging Research and Innovation Hub” report produced by the Intellectual Property & Science (IP & Science) business of Thomson Reuters, which suggests that the ASEAN region is becoming a hub of research and innovation activity.

This research report, the latest in a series focusing on groups of nations, aims to provide an overview and analysis of the ASEAN countries’ research focus and impact in research and innovation based on scientific publication and patenting activity as indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection, Derwent World Patents Index® and Derwent Patents Citation Index®.

The key findings and a link to download the report are here.