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Content of presentation
Content of presentation

  • Geography and population

  • Research, Development and Innovation

  • Trade

  • The last slide



Few basic facts about iceland
Few Basic Facts About Iceland

  • Population: 320.000 Capital area: 60% of total population Labour force: 80% of total population Life expectency: over 81 years Fertility Rate: 2,14 births per woman Population density: 3 persons per km2

  • Land Area: 103.000 km2Exclusive economic area: 200 nautical miles Sea area within fishing limits: 758.000 km2

  • Average temperature in Reykjavík (2000-2009)January: 1 °C July: 12 °C

Source: Statistics Iceland 2010



Regional Change in Population 2000-2010.

Population 2010

Source: Statistics Iceland 2010



The Gini coefficient measures the inequality of income distribution within a country. It varies from zero, which indicates perfect equality, with every household earning exactly the same, to 100, which implies absolute inequality, with a single household earning a country's entire income.

Source: Statistics Iceland 2010







Total r d personnel per thousand labour force 2008
Total R&D personnel per thousand labour force (2008)

Source: OECD Main Science & Technology Indicators


R d source of funding 2008
R&D Source of Funding (2008)

Source: The Icelandic Centre for Research


R d execution share of total expenditure 2008
R&D executionShare of total expenditure 2008

Source: The Icelandic Centre for Research




Innovation performance 2009 summary innovation index
Innovation Performance (2009 Summary Innovation Index) 2003-2007.

Source: European Innovation Scoreboard, 2009


Entrepreneurs by age 2009
Entrepreneurs by age (2009) 2003-2007.

A total of 11,4% of the population (22 thousand) aged 18-64

were engaged in early stage entrepreneurial activity

Source: Reykjavik University – GEM Report (n=199)


Entrepreneurs by gender 2009
Entrepreneurs by gender (2009) 2003-2007.

8% of women aged 18-64 engage

in entreprenurial activity

15% of men aged 18-64 engage

in entreprenurial activity

Source: Reykjavik University – GEM Report (n=199)


Trade 2003-2007.



Export in 2009 from
Export 2003-2007.in 2009 from

Source: Statistics Iceland 2010


Imports in 2009 from
Imports 2003-2007.in 2009 from

Source: Statistics Iceland 2010


Exports 2009 products by value fob
Exports 2003-2007.2009 products by value fob

Source: Statistics Iceland 2010




Last slide
Last 2003-2007.slide

  • Small economy and population -well educated and entrepreneurial

  • Large territory – low population density - great distances – strategic location

  • Dynamic and well focused R,D&I

  • Economy sliding upwards – diversification needed

  • EU main trading partners with > 2/3 of value


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