Title: The 2018 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2018
JRC N°: JRC113807
ISBN: 978-92-79-97293-5 (online),978-92-79-97292-8 (print)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online),1018-5593 (print),2599-574X (online) 2599-5731 (printed)
Other Identifiers: EUR 29450 EN
OP KJ-BD-18-001-EN-N (online),KJ-BD-18-001-EN-C (print)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC113807
DOI: 10.2760/131813
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The 2018 edition of the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard (the Scoreboard) comprises the 2500 companies investing the largest sums in R&D in the world in 2017/18. These companies, based in 46 countries, each invested over €25 million in R&D for a total of €736.4bn which is approximately 90% of the world’s businessfunded R&D. They include 577 EU companies accounting for 27% of the total, 778 US companies for 37%, 339 Japanese companies for 14%, 438 Chinese for 10% and 368 from the rest-of-the-world (RoW) for 12%. This report analyses the main changes in companies’ R&D and economic indicators over the past year and their performance over the past ten years. It also includes a patent-based analysis aimed at characterising further the innovation activity of the business sector in the 28 member states of the EU. Finally, the report comprises a 10-year analysis of the performance of Scoreboard companies based in Asian countries, examining in particular the role of foreign direct investment and related mergers and acquisitions.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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