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Statistics on Biotechnology Use. Year 2020

Internal expenditure on Biotechnology-related R&D activities increases 0.9%, reaching 2,059 million euros in 2020. This figure accounts for 13.1% of the total internal expenditure on R&D activities.

Expenditure and employment in Internal R&D activities related to biotechnology - Year 2020
Indicator Note Value Variation
Internal expenditure 1 2,059,394 0.9
Employed personnel Total 2 30,004 1.2
Employed personnel Women 2 17,268 1.6
Researchers. Total 2 19,422 1.4
Researchers. Women 2 10,513 1.6
  • Variation: percentage compared to the previous year
    • Thousands of euros
    • People on a full-time equivalent
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Year 2020 Published: 23/02/2022
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The objective of the Statistics on Biotechnology Use is the measurement of the national effort in biotechnology-related activities, so that it is capable of providing the necessary information for the taking of adequate scientific-technological policy decisions. In this regard, the objective is to ascertain the type of biotechnology-related activities that are carried out in each of the sectors in which the economy is divided; the final application areas of the products obtained via the development of biotechnologies; economic and human resources appointed to the biotechnology-related productive and investigation activity in Spain.