Commission Agenda Entry: Friday, 9th December: Research and Development Scoreboard

December 5, 2005

Brussels, 02 Dec 2005

The news:

  • The Commission is to publish its annual scoreboard for industrial research and development.
  • The scoreboard of industrial R&D gives figures and analysis relating to business investment in R&D in the EU and the rest of the world.
  • The EU has set itself the target of investing 3% of its GDP in R&D by 2010, with two-thirds coming from the private sector. Currently investment stands at just under 2%, with the private sector accounting for about 55%.
  • This is why the European Commission recently proposed 19 areas for action to encourage businesses to invest more.
  • The scoreboard will give the latest figures for such investment as well as an analysis of the type of investment being made.

The event:
Press conference at 1215 tbc with Janez Potocnik, Commissioner for Science and Research at the Berlaymont in Brussels.

The sources:

Ø MEMO/05/366

Ø IP/05/973

Ø MEMO/04/295

The contacts:
Antonia Mochan Tel: +32 2 296 9921; Marilyn Carruthers Tel:+32 2 299 9451

Item source: AGENDA/05/4

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