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Mapping R&D investment by the European ICT business sector

Funded under: FP7-ICT

Abstract

The report shows that the ICT sector alone is responsible for about half the R&D investment gap between the EU and the US, i.e. the fact that EU invests a much smaller share of its GDP in R&D. It argues that this is partly because the ICT sector is a smaller part of the economy in the EU than it is in the US. More important, however, is the lower R&D intensity (business R&D / value added) of the ICT sector in the EU. This is mainly due to lower R&D intensity in two sub-sectors: Computer Services and Software, and Electronic Measurement Instruments. Current data analysis gives no indication that the ICT R&D gap is closing. The analysis further finds that among EU Member States, Northern Member States show higher ICT R&D intensity than Southern Member States, and the Western Member States a much higher intensity than the Eastern Member States. The bulk of the paper then takes a closer look at each of the ICT sub-sectors, mapping out the R&D effort in each of them.

Additional information

Authors: LINDMARK S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);TURLEA G, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);ULBRICHT M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23518 EN (2008), 86 pp. Free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LFNA23518 (Catalogue Number: LF-NA-23518-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-09843-7
Record Number: 200910417 / Last updated on: 2009-10-07
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en