Austrian R&D Expenses Rise to € 8.61bn

Politics ♦ Published: June 6, 2012; 16:17 ♦ (Vindobona)

In 2012, R&D expenses are expected rise by 4.0% in Austria. The bulk of R&D expenses is contributed by enterprises.

Austrian R&D Expenses Rise to € 8.61bn / Picture: ©

This year, R&D and innovation activities should increase moderately. Against 2011, R&D expenses should rise by € 347m. Most investments are made by the private sector. Austrian enterprises are expected to make expenses of € 3.84bn this year.

This corresponds to 45% oft the total investment sum. The share of foreign enterprises reaches 22%. The public sector´s share…