2010 Global R&D funding forecast at greater than $1.1 Trillion

8 Jun 2010 Sandeep Mehta

R&D magazine produces an annual Study on global R&D funding forecast that is full of great information.  In 2010 R&D spending is going to exceed $1.1T globally (flat from 2008).  US continues to lead at almost 35% of the global R&D budgets, but the share seems to be flat to declining.  Finland and Sweden lead the world in number of scientists/engineers per million people. 

Almost 75% of the organizations have changed R&D plans because of the recession and a similar fraction has actually reduced focus on R&D.

Lots of interesting data.  Check it out…

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