EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard 2014
The 2014 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard contains economic and financial data for the world's top 2,500 companies ranked by their investments in research and development (R&D). The sample consists of 633 companies based in the EU and 1867 companies based elsewhere. The Scoreboard data are drawn from the latest available companies' accounts, i.e. usually the fiscal year 2013/14. Key findings of the 2014 Scoreboard state that the world's top 2,500 R&D investors continued to increase their investment in R&D (4.9%) well above the growth of net sales (2.7%). The 633 EU companies increased R&D by 2.6% and decreased sales by 1.9%.