Based on the most current audited accounts of the world’s largest industrial R&D investment companies, the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard provides economic and financial information based on the most recent audited accounts of the world’s top R&D investors and EU R&D investors. The document is used for comparing EU businesses to their international counterparts, comprehending the dynamics of industrial R&D, and keeping track of trends going back up to ten years. The underlying database is made publicly accessible as part of the Open Innovation approach to enable stakeholders including businesses, policymakers, and scientists to conduct their own benchmarking and monitoring activities.
It is to be noted that the top 50 corporate R&D investors represent around 40% of the total R&D in the Scoreboard. The composition of the top 50 remained relatively stable in the last decade. In this group of companies, the EU has a strong and stable presence in terms of number of companies. Four key sectors account for 77.8% of total Scoreboard R&D: ICT producers (22.6%), health industries (21.5%), ICT services (19.8%) and automotive (13.9%).
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