R&D data for all sectors

Expenditures on R&D 2019
in all sectors
12.44 bn. EUR
Gone up compared to 2017
R&D Personnel 2019
in all sectors
83 659.9 FTE
Gone up compared to 2017

Research and experimental development (R&D) comprises creative and systematic work undertaken in order to increase the stock of knowledge – including knowledge of humankind, culture and society – and to devise new applications of available knowledge. This section includes the main results of the R&D surveys in all sectors (business enterprise sector, higher education sector, government sector and private non-profit sector).

Data on R&D expenditures and R&D personnel in all economic sectors is collected for odd calendar years in all kinds of classifications.

The methodological basis is the OECD’s Frascati Manual.  

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Survey on Research and experimental Development (R&D) 2019. Compiled on 10 August 2021. - Higher education sector: Universities including clinics, universities of the arts, universities of applied sciences, private universities, Danube University Krems, university colleges of teacher education and other institutions of the higher education sector. - Government sector: Central, regional and local institutions (except those of the higher education sector), chambers, R&D facilities of the units belonging to the social security system, private non-profit institutions controlled and/or mainly financed by government as well as R&D institutions of the Ludwig Boltzmann society; including Austrian academy of sciences and AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH; without provincial hospitals. Provincial hospitals were not surveyed by questionnaire. - Rounding differences occur.

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