Top EU R&D companies expect a 5% investment rise a year
The 2010 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard is now available
Leading research and development (R&D) companies across Europe expect their global investment efforts to grow 5% per year from 2011 to 2013. This exceeds last year's expectations – set at 2% - and represents a significant upturn compared to 2009, when the same companies forecasted 2.6% cuts in their R&D investments. The findings were published on Wednesday 10 August in the annual survey carried out by the JRC Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies (IPTS).
It is the sixth EU Survey on R&D Investment Business Trends to analyse the R&D investment expectations of the 1000 European companies which invest most in R&D.