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Federal Report on Research and Innovation 2016

Report for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

For the first time, there are more than 600,000 people working in research and development (R&D) in Germany. Between 2005 and 2014, the number of people employed in R&D increased by one third. This is a finding of the recent Federal Report on Research and Innovation 2016.

The Federal Report is the standard reference on German research and innovation policy. It provides an up-to-date overview of the various elements of the German research and innovation system and compiles relevant data and facts. It is published every two years by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Responsibilities

The Federal Report on Research and Innovation is prepared under the direction of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The office of the Federal Report for Research and Innovation assists the Federal Ministry in carrying out the report. Together with the German Aerospace Center Project Management Agency (DLR PT), Prognos is running this office for the reporting years 2016 and 2018.

Top Ten Findings

The Federal Report concludes that Germany has continued to increase its effectiveness, competitiveness and attractiveness as a location for research and innovation. Never before in Germany has there been so much investment into research and development. The government sector, the business enterprise sector and science have continually increased their spending on research and development over the last years.

Top Ten Findings of the Federal Report 2016
1.    Research and innovation spending is at an all-time high
2.    The private sector accounts for two thirds of research and innovation spending
3.    For the first time, 600,000 people are working in research and development in Germany
4.    Germany is one of the leading locations for innovation worldwide
5.    Excellent science: German research is recognised abroad
6.    Germany is one of the most prolific patent filers in the world
7.    Germany is one of the leading exporter for research-intensive goods
8.    The German government financially prioritises research and development
9.    The German government supports R&D in important future fields and reinforces the innovative drive of small and medium-sized enterprises
10.    The German federal states’ share of R&D spending amounts to about 40 percent

Autor: Office of the Federal Report on Research and Innovation, Prognos AG and German Aerospace Center Project Management Agency (Editorial supervision)

Kunde: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Publisher)

Jahr: 2016

Typ: Report

Bereich: Economy & Innovation

Tags: Germany, research