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Expenditure and employment in Internal R&D activities - Year 2016
Indicator Note Value Variation
Internal R&D expenditure 13,259,769 0.7
Employed personnel Total 1 205,873 2.5
Employed personnel Women 2 83,113 2.2
Researchers. Total 2 126,633 3.4
Researchers. Women 2 49,541 3.8
  • Variation: percentage compared to the previous year
    • Thousands of euros
    • People on a full-time equivalent

The Statistic on scientific research and technological development (R&D) activities has the main objective of measuring economic and human resources for research by all the economic sectors of the country (companies, public institutions, higher education institutions and private non-profit institutions) with the aim to:

  • To provide an instrument for management, planning, decision-making and control in terms of national scientific policy.
  • To provide statistical bodies with the information that they request, obtained in accordance with the international regulations that allow for comparability between the different countries.
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Year 2016 Published: 28/11/2017
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