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20 Oct 2011

EU Releases Annual Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard

The 2011 'EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard' shows that R&D investment by top EU companies recovered strongly in 2010.

The European Commission has published its 2011 "EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard" showing that pharmaceuticals and biotechnology have strengthened their position as the biggest sector in terms of R&D, with investment growing by 6.2% in 2010.


The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard is published annually by the European Commission and provides information on the world's top 1400 companies (400 based in the EU and 1000 from outside) ranked by their investments in R&D. It measures the total value of their global R&D investment, irrespective of the location where the relevant R&D takes place.


According to the Scoreboard, R&D investment by the 400 EU companies in the ranking recovered strongly in 2010, with a 6.1% increas

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