Recent statistics demonstrate the positive effect of innovation on economy. The economic performance is strongly correlated to the level of R&D investments over the period 2004-2009. Impact of R&D investment in innovative enterprises, as well as enterprises from more innovative countries, report employment growth and have higher employment growth rates.
The diagram below shows the various positions and strategies about R&D. It shows also that all Member States investing for the future were not hit so much by the crisis and have more changes to count on a sustainable growth.
Between 2002 and 2007, the gross domestic expenditure on R&D as a percentage of GDP was relatively stable in the EU at 1.8 %. Since then, it has grown marginally, reaching 2.03 % in 2014. The EU remains at a distance from its Europe 2020 target of 3 %. Employment in knowledge-intensive activities increased in almost all EU Member States.
So how to support innovation and R&D operations in an efficient and secure way? To exchange with experts and practitioners, we invite you to join us for :
2-Day seminar on Innovation R&D
“Best actions for innovation, R&D and entrepreneurship”
24 to 25 October 2016
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