Statistics of R + D + i Activities

Yesterday the National Institute of Statistics published the final results of the Statistics of R & D & I Activities. Among the main conclusions:

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Financing of R & D activities

In 2013, R & D activities were financed mainly by the Business sector (46.3%) and the Public Administration (41.6%).

The funds coming from the Foreigner (7.4%), the Higher Education (4.1%) and the Non-Profit Private Institutions (0.6%) completed the financing.

Staff employed in R & D

A total of 203,302 people were engaged in R & D activities, in full-time equivalent in 2013, which represented 11.9 per thousand of the total employed population.

The group of researchers reached the figure of 123,224.7 people in full-time equivalence, which was 7.2 per thousand of the total employed population.

40.2% of R & D personnel in full-time equivalence were women.

Expenditure and personnel in R & D by autonomous communities

The Autonomous Communities with the highest percentage of spending on R & D activities on GDP in 2013 were País Vasco (2.09% of GDP), Comunidad Foral de Navarra (1.79%), Comunidad de Madrid (1.75%) ) and Catalonia (1.50%).

The two Autonomous Communities that presented growth rates in R & D expenditure over the previous year were Extremadura (0.9) and Comunidad de Madrid (0.0)