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Monitoring industrial research: the 2005 EU industrial R&D investment Scoreboard, EUR 21851, Volume I (Analysis) & Volume II (Company data)

Funded under: FP6-SME


Earlier this year, the Spring European Council endorsed the revised EU Lisbon Agenda, raising the profile of R&D policy as an instrument of economic policy, and renewing attention to the persistent deficit of private R&D investment in the EU compared to other advanced economies. It also confirmed the 2002 Barcelona European Council target for EU R&D investment to approach 3 % of GDP by 2010. The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard is part of the Commission's efforts to monitor trends and developments in private R&D. This second edition lists and analyses the worldwide R&D investments of 1,400 companies - the top EU 700 and top non-EU 700 -which together account for � 315 billion of R&D, or more than half the estimated world total enterprise R&D expenditure.
The Scoreboard views private R&D trends from the global 'corporate' perspective, and as such, complements analysis based on R&D data collected by international and national statistics offices. It can be used by companies, investors and financial analysts to benchmark R&D data and trends at company level, within and across countries and sectors, as well as to relate such data to measures of business performance. It is also a valuable source of information for policy makers. Its global corporate perspective is particularly relevant in the context of increasing internationalisation of company R&D strategies, which is becoming an increasingly important dimension of the research policy debate, complementary to the territorial focus of the 3 % goal.

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