Title: EU R&D Survey. The 2014 EU Survey on Industrial R&D Investment Trends
Authors: TUEBKE AlexanderHERVAS SORIANO FERNANDOZIMMERMANN JÖRGGRASSANO NICOLA
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC92349
ISBN: 978-92-79-43965-0 (print)
978-92-79-43964-3 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print)
1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 26909
OP LF-NA-26909-EN-C (print)
OP LF-NA-26909-EN-N (online)
URI: http://iri.jrc.ec.europa.eu/documents/10180/859a36ae-d325-4fae-9cf6-e18a77fb118e
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC92349
DOI: 10.2791/14621
10.2791/14520
Type: eBook
Abstract: This report presents the findings of the ninth survey on trends in industrial R&D investment. It analyses the 186 responses of mainly large firms from a subsample of 1000 EU-based companies in the 2013 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard. These 186 companies are responsible for R&D investment worth almost €60 billion, constituting around 36% of the total R&D investment by the 1000 EU Scoreboard companies. The main conclusion is that, between 2014-16, the responding companies expect to increase their R&D investments by 4.2% on average per year. This is about 50% higher than in the previous survey and mainly reflects the shift of expectations in the automobiles and parts sector, which come back to normal (4.6%) after last years' declared stagnation (-0.4%). The responding companies carry out one fifth of their R&D outside the EU. Their expectations for R&D investment for the next three years show continued participation of European companies in the global economy, in particular growth opportunities in emerging economies, while maintaining an R&D focus in the EU. Two thirds of the European companies in the sample chose their home country as the most attractive location for R&D, and identified the US, Germany, China and India as the most attractive locations outside their home country.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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