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SOUTH AFRICA
INDICATORS
FUNDING & INVESTMENT
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
Research & development expenditure
2012/01/01 2012/12/31 0.73 Percent 2017/06/30 37th
HUMAN CAPITAL
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
Population
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 56,717,156 People 2018/08/01 22th
Researchers in R&D (per million people)
2012/01/01 2012/12/31 405 People 2017/06/30 50th
SCIENCE
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
Average citation per nano-article
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 2.08 Citation per article 2019/05/01 37th
Five year average citation per nano-article
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 9.30 Citation per article 2019/05/12 35th
Five year h-Index of nano-articles
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 62.00 -- 2019/05/01 33th
h-Index of nano-articles
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 15.00 -- 2019/05/01 25th
ISI indexed articles
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 16,413 Article 20198/01/3 28th
ISI indexed nano-articles
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 954 Article 2019/05/01 36th
Local share in nanoscience
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 5.81 Percent 2019/05/01 66th
National priority in nanoscience
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 0.60 -- 2019/05/01 66th
Number of nano-articles per GDP(ppp)
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 1.17 Article per billion $ 2018/08/01 53th
Number of nano-articles per Million people
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 15.80 Article per million people 2018/08/01 59th
Share of international collaboration in nanoscience
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 57.50 Percent 2018/12/31 84th
Total number of citations to nano-articles
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 1,985 Citation 2019/05/01 33th
INNOVATION
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
Nanotechnology patents in EPO
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 4 Patent 2018/12/31 34th
Nanotechnology patents in German patent office (DPMA)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 0 Patent 2015/12/31 -
Nanotechnology patents in USPTO
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 3 Patent 2018/12/31 38th
Nanotechnology published patent applications in EPO
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 2 Patent 2018/12/31 29th
Nanotechnology published patent applications in German patent office (DPMA)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 1 Patent 2015/12/31 14th
Nanotechnology published patent applications in USPTO
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 5 Patent 2018/12/31 36th
Published patent applications in EPO
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 10 Patent 2018/12/31 47th
Published patent applications in USPTO
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 168 Patent 2018/12/31 34th
Ratio of nanotechnology patents to nano-articles
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 1.47 Patents per 100 articles 2018/12/31 45th
Share of nanotechnology patent applications to total patent applications
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 3.93 Percent 2018/12/31 31th
Share of nanotechnology patents to total patents
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 3.38 Percent 2018/12/31 30th
Total patents in EPO
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 78 Patent 2018/12/31 35th
Total patents in USPTO
2018/01/01 2018/12/31 129 Patent 2018/12/31 34th
INDUSTRY
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
GDP per Capita (ppp)
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 13,498 $ 2018/08/01 66th
Gross domestic product (GDP)
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 349,419.3 Million $ 2018/08/01 31th
Gross domestic product (ppp)
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 765,567.5 Million $ 2018/08/01 29th
Number of national nanotechnology standards
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 1 Standard 2019/05/30 23th
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UNIVERSITIES & RESEARCH CENTERS
Name h-index Number of Articles
University of South Africa (2017) 10 139
University of Kwazulu Natal (2017) 8 119