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The 2017 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard



The 2017 edition of the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard (the Scoreboard) comprises the 2500 companies investing the largest sums in R&D in the world in 2016/17. These companies, based in 43 countries, each invested over €24 million in R&D for a total of €741.6bn which is approximately 90% of the world’s business-funded R&D. They include 567 EU companies accounting for 26% of the total, 822 US companies for 39%, 365 Japanese companies for 14%, 376 Chinese for 8% and 370 from the rest-of-the-world (RoW) for 13%. This report analyses the main changes in companies’ R&D and economic indicators over the past year and their performance over the past ten years. It also includes results from additional complementary studies on companies’ productivity, their development of ICT-related technologies and scientific publication activity.

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  • Hector Hernandez & Nicola Grassano & Alexander Tuebke & Lesley Potters & Sara Amoroso & Mafini Dosso & Petros Gkotsis & Antonio Vezzani, 2017. "The 2017 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard," JRC Research Reports JRC108520, Joint Research Centre.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipt:iptwpa:jrc108520

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