ICT Industry Analysis


 

PREDICT 2015 REPORT

Public Funding of ICT R&D - analysis by member states

Figure 3-12: Share of ICT GBAORD in GDP by Member State (2011, 2012)

Note:Data not available for Poland for the period 2009-2011.
Source: Eurostat

In both years, Sweden took the lead in terms of public ICT R&D funding intensity, followed by Finland and Denmark. 14 of the 28 European countries increased their public ICT R&D funding intensity between 2011 and 2012, with the greatest increases in Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, Finland and Denmark. The largest decreases occurred in Germany, Austria, France and the Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Figure 3-13: Share of ICT GBAORD in total GBAORD by Member State (2011, 2012)

Note:Data not available for Poland for the period 2009-2011.
Source: JRC-IPTS calculation based on Eurostat data.

Sweden presented the higher ratio between ICT GBAORD and total GBAORD, followed by Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland and Slovenia. 16 of the 28 European countries increased their shares between 2011 and 2012, with the greatest increases in some of the New MS (Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia), in addition to Spain, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. By contrast Austria and Germany were the ones who suffered the greatest falls .

 

Figure 3-14: Distribution of ICT GBAORD among Member States (2012)

Note: New MS are Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Source:
JRC-IPTS calculation based on Eurostat data.

In 2012, the EU’s five largest economies –Germany (20.84%), the UK (12.88%), France (9.20%), Spain (10.48%) and Italy (9.12%)– plus Sweden (9.45%) provided the largest contributions to total public funding of ICT R&D: 71.97% of total ICT GBAORD in the EU. The newer MS together accounted for only 4.81% of the total ICT GBAORD, significantly below their economic weight .

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