Study on the trends in European public and private investments in ICT R&D
Starting date: 1 July 2005
Description: The study consists of 25 country reports, one for each Member State of the EU. The 25 reports bring under scrutiny the R&D activities in ICT and analyse the framework conditions which influence the quantity and the quality of these activities. In addition, a synthesis report summarises the country studies, compares the results in the various Member States, highlights the factors shaping the current profile of the European R&D in ICT, provides comparative international data on ICT R&D investments in US and selected Asian countries at aggregate level and identifies trends in the dynamics of the European competitive advantage.
The Lisbon Council and its several follow-ups called for Europe to exploit the opportunities of the knowledge-based economy including those arising from the deployment of the Internet. The R&D activity in the ICT sectors clearly stands out as a very important factor in boosting the development of knowledge-based competitiveness of European economy.
Project Leader: Martin Ulbrich