Title: The 2016 EU Survey on Industrial R&D Investment Trends
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC102607
ISBN: 978-92-79-63014-9 (print)
978-92-79-63015-6 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print)
1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 28153 EN
OP LF-NA-28153-EN-C (print)
OP LF-NA-28153-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC102607
DOI: 10.2791/66974
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This eleventh survey on industrial R&D investment trends is based on 157 responses of mainly large firms from a subsample of the 1000 EU-based companies in the 2015 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard. These 157 companies are responsible for €59.3 billion R&D investment, constituting one third of the total R&D investment by the 1000 EU Scoreboard companies. The responding companies expect to increase their nominal R&D investment by 1.4% per year during 2016–17. This is only half of our previous survey (3.0%) and mainly due to the lack of R&D investment growth expectations of a few very large companies in the automobiles & parts sector. Without this, the expected R&D investment growth of the sample would be 3.8% and thus slightly higher than in the previous survey. Very similar to last year’s survey, the EU-based companies in the sample carry out one-fourth of their R&D outside the EU. The responding companies’ expectations for R&D investment for the next three years show the ongoing participation of European companies in the global economy. While maintaining the focus of their R&D investment in the EU, they reap opportunities for growth in emerging economies.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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