Definition: Classification of knowledge intensive services
Science and technology statistics
Eurostat defines the following sectors as knowledge-intensive services (KIS):
Knowledge-intensive high-tech services: Post and Telecommunications (64); Computer and related activities (72); Research and development (73)
Knowledge-intensive market services (excluding financial intermediation and high-tech services): Water transport (61); Air transport (62); Real estate activities (70); Renting of machinery and equipment without operator, and of personal and household goods (71); Other business activities (74)
Knowledge-intensive financial services: Financial intermediation, except insurance and pension funding (65); Insurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security (66); Activities auxiliary to financial intermediation (67)
Other knowledge-intensive services: Education (80); Health and social work (85); Recreational, cultural and sporting activities (92).
Eurostat, Statistics in Focus, Science and Technology, 4/2005, R&D Statistics, Luxembourg, 2005