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19 May 2017

JRC publishes report on ICT sector and its R&D investment

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published the latest edition of its "Prospective Insights in ICT R&D" (PREDICT) report. This publication provides the an extensive analysis of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industries, including their expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Europe and beyond, spanning from 1995 to the most recent year for which official statistics are available, and covering more than 40 advanced and emerging countries, including the EU28.

According to the report, the ICT sector has tripled in value added in the last 20 years. A comparatively high R&D intensity and productivity level were distinctive features of the ICT sector common to almost all the analysed countries, which qualify the sector as strategic for productivity growth.

JRC Prospective Insights in ICT R&D (PREDICT) report

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