ICT Industry Analysis



Public Funding of ICT R&D

Figure 1-13: EU GBAORD and share in GERD in 2011

Source: Eurostat
Figure 1-14: Estimated EU ICT GBAORD and share in GBAORD in 2011    



Source: JRC-IPTS calculation based on Eurostat data.

The total public funding on R&D (Government Budget Appropriations or Outlays on R&D/GBAORD) in the EU Member States was €92 billion in 2011. It gradually increased from € 81 billion in 2006, reaching a peak in 2010 (€ 93 billion). The ratio of GBAORD in gross expenditure on R&D (GERD was fairly constant from 2006 to 2008 (36%). It reached a peak (39%) in 2009 and then fell in 2010 and 2011.

The total EU ICT GBAORD in 2011 was estimated € 6.1 billion. The ICT GBAORD intensity is 6.6% slightly bigger than that in 2010 (6.5%).