The EU R&D Scoreboard
The “EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard” (the Scoreboard) uses the latest available accounts of the world’s top 2.500 R&D investing companies (i.e. for this year’s edition usually the fiscal year 2014/15). These companies invested €607.2 billion in R&D in 2014, representing about 90% of the total expenditure on R&D by business worldwide. The Scoreboard complements official territorial statistics (such as BERD) in the study of important questions related to companies’ innovation behaviour in a global context. It is a reliable, up-to-date benchmarking tool for comparisons between companies, sectors, and geographical areas, as well as to monitor and analyse emerging investment trends and patterns.