The 2004 EU Industrial Research Investment Scoreboard
This first EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard was produced as part of the research investment Action Plan ("Investing in research: an action plan for Europe" - COM(2003)226), which aims to raise the level of R&D investment in the EU to 3% of gross domestic product (GDP), as fixed by the Barcelona European Council in 2002. The Scoreboard lists the research investments of the top 500 EU and top 500 non-EU corporate R&D investors, calculated at the consolidated group level (i.e. companies whose ultimate parent is registered either inside or outside the EU), based on annual audited company reports and accounts published up to 31 July 2004. The Scoreboard provides up-to-date comparisons between companies, sectors, and geographical areas, as well as a full picture of the competitive situation of EU firms in the global R&D environment.
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Record Number: 6514 / Last updated on: 2004-12-15