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Increasing and improving R&D investment in Europe is at the heart of the EU�s Lisbon Strategy. In support of this, the present survey gathers information, at a European level, on factors and issues which surround and influence R&D investment in companies. This survey is part of a wider range of activities within the Industrial Research Investment Monitoring (IRIM) initiative undertaken jointly by the Directorate Generals Research (DG-RTD M) and Joint Research Centre, Institute of Prospective Technological Studies (DG-JRC IPTS). The IRIM survey covers R&D investment levels and trends, R&D location strategy and management, and expected outcomes of R&D strategy.
This document describes the results of the first part of the pilot phase of the IRIM survey. 95 of the 500 European companies in the 2004 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard responded to this first part of the pilot phase, resulting in a response rate of 19 %. However, while these companies represent one-fifth of the Scoreboard�s 500 EU companies, they account for more than one-fourth of the total R&D investment in the Scoreboard.
For the purpose of the analysis, the sectors were grouped by their Scoreboard R&D/Sales ratio into high (more than 5 %), medium (between 2 and 5 %) and low (less than 2 %) R&D-intensive sectors.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22162 EN (2006), 27 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
Record Number: 200618780 / Last updated on: 2006-10-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en