Top 10 R&D spending Firms

18 Nov 2010 Sandeep Mehta

Some good benchmarking data from Booz & Co. and Christian Science Monitor at R&D spending: Here are the Top 10 firms:

Apple, Google, and 3M may top Bloomberg’s list of the world’s most innovative companies, but they’re not the biggest research and development spenders – not even part of the Top 20. Out of 1,000 publicly traded companies with the highest R&D spending in 2009, here are the Top 10, according to a survey by management-consulting firm Booz & Co.

Here is the list for 2009 R&D budgets(Clearly dominated by Drug companies):

  1. Roche Holding $9.b
  2. Microsoft $9B
  3. Nokia $8.6B
  4. Toyota $7.8B
  5. Pfizer $7.7B
  6. Novartis $7.5B
  7. Johnson & Johnson $7B
  8. Sanofi-Aventis $6.3B
  9. GlaxoSmithKline $6.2B
  10. Samsung $6B

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