Economics of Research & Development


Knowledge is Power: Economics of Research & Development


R&D investment is an important source of innovation and sustainable growth. Innovative activities that private sector enterprises pursue are the sources of future technologies, products, and services.

The 2018 edition of the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard is published. This publication lists the top 2,500 private sector enterprises in the world in R&D spending.

  1. The top 2,500 companies (all with R&D over €25m / year), based in 46 countries, invested a total of €736.4 billion in R&D in 2018.
  1. The top 2,500 R&D spenders include 778 US companies, 577 EU companies, 438 Chinese companies, 339 Japanese companies, and 368 from the rest-of-the-world.
  1. The top 20 companies spent a total of €203.3 billion or 27.6% of the total.


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