R&D in all economic sectors

Surveys on research and experimental development (R&D) in Austria

The number of personnel engaged with R&D which was covered in the framework of STATISTICS AUSTRIA’s surveys on research and experimental development (R&D) in all economic sectors was 76,009.7 full-time equivalents (FTEs) in 2017. In comparison with the reference period 2015, this represents an increase of the number of R&D personnel by 6.5%. In 2017, 69.0% of total R&D personnel were occupied in the business enterprise sector, 23.3% in the higher education sector, 6.9% in the government sector and 0.8% in the private non-profit sector.

In 2017, altogether €11.29 bn were spent on R&D in Austria in all sectors of performance. Hence, R&D expenditures increased by 7.5%, compared with the reference year 2015. Of the approximately €11.3 bn spent on R&D in 2017, 70.0% were spent in the business enterprise sector, 22.4% in the higher education sector, 7.1% in the government sector, and 0.5% in the private non-profit sector.

By implementing the methodical recommendations of the revised Frascati Manual of the OECD the results for the year 2017 are not unconditionally comparable with the previous years. Important R&D performers are now classified into different sectors of performance: The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) is now classified in the “government sector” (before: Higher education sector) as well as the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and its affiliates (before: Institutes sub-sector of the business enterprise sector). The Institutes sub-sector comprises now only the regular members of the Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR) and the competence centres of the COMET programme.

The higher education sector is now for the first time a separate sector of funding for R&D (bevor: Government sector, “Other public funding”). Reimbursements via the R&D tax incentive are no longer classified as funding from the government sector, but considered as internal funding by the R&D performing institution (i.e. in enterprises: funding from the business enterprise sector).

R&D personnel and R&D expenditure 2017 by sectors of performance
Research and Development (R&D) in all sectors surveyed 2017:
R&D personnel in headcounts and full-time equivalents by sectors of performance and occupation
Research and Development (R&D) 2017 by sector of performance, occupation and gender
Research and experimental development (R&D) in all sectors of performance 2017: R&D personnel in full-time equivalents 2017 by regions and occupation
R&D personnel in full-time equivalents 2007 to 2017 by sectors of performance
Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by sectors of performance and types of cost
Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) in all sectors of performance 2017 by regions and types of cost
Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by sectors of performance and types of research
Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 in all sectors of Performance by regions and types of research
Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) in all sectors of performance 2017 by regions (by regions of the main location/ by region of the R&D location(s))
Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2007 to 2017 by sectors of performance and sources of funds
Research and development (R&D) in all sectors surveyed:
Financing of expenditures for research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by sectors of performance and sources of funds
Financing of the expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 in all sectors of performance by regions and sources of funds
Gross Regional Product (GRP), Gross domestic expenditure for R&D and regional research intensities 2017
Regional research intensities in percentage of the GRP 2006-2017

Higher education sector

Higher education sector: R&D personnel 2017 by fields of science and occupation
Higher education sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by fields of science and types of cost
Higher education sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by fields of science and types of research
Higher education sector: Financing of expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by fields of science and sources of funds

Universities (Part of the higher education sector)

Universities: R&D personnel 2017 by fields of science and occupation
Universities: Employed persons (scientific and non-scientific staff) 2017 by fields of science and occupation - Distribution of working time with splitted adminsitrative share in percent
Universities: Researchers 2017 by fields of science, gender and age groups
Universities: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by fields of science and types of cost
Universities: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by fields of science and types of research
Universities: Financing of the expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by fields of science and sources of funds

Government sector

Government sector: R&D personnel 2017 by fields of science and occupation
Government sector: R&D personnel 2017 by legal entities and occupation
Government sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by fields of science and types of cost
Government sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by legal entities and types of cost
Government sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by fields of science and types of research
Government sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by legal entities and types of research
Government sector: Financing of expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by fields of science and sources of funds
Government sector: Financing of expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by legal entities and sources of funds

Private non-profit sector

Private non-profit sector: R&D personnel 2017 by fields of science and occupation
Private non-profit sector: Expenditures on research and experimental devolpment (R&D) 2017 by fields of science and types of cost
Private non-profit sector: Expenditures on research and experimental devolpment (R&D) 2017 by fields of science and types of research
Private non-profit sector: Financing of expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by fields of science and sources of funds

Business enterprise sector

Business enterprise sector: R&D personnel 2017 by industries, size classes and occupation
Business enterprise sector: Researchers 2017 by industries, education and gender
Business enterprise sector: R&D personnel and R&D expenditures 2017 by regions
Business enterprise sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by industries, size classes and types of cost
Business enterprise sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by industries and types of research
Business enterprise sector: Financing of expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by industries and sources of funds
Business enterprise sector: R&D personnel 2017 by industries, size classes, occupation and gender
Business enterprise sector: Expenditures on research and development and R&D personnel 2017 of foreign-controlled enterprises by industries
Business enterprise sector: Expenditures on research and development and R&D personnel 2017 of foreign-controlled enterprises by countries of residence
Business enterprise sector: R&D expenditures and R&D personnel in the ICT sector 2017
Business enterprise sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2009-2017 by industries
Business enterprise sector: R&D personnel 2009-2017 by industries
Business enterprise sector: Expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) 2017 by industries, size classes and socio-economic objectives
Business enterprise sector: Expenditures for extramural R&D to domestic institutions and institutions abroad 2017 by industries


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