The 2006 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard provides information of the top 1000 EU companies and top 1000 from outside the EU (non-EU) which invest the most in R&D. The Scoreboard comprises R&D, economic and financial data of the latest four financial years.
The first section of this document summarises the key figures for the world top R&D investors, aggregating the whole set of companies and ranking them by group of top companies and industrial sectors.
The full data set is presented in the second section. Company data are ranked by level of R&D investment and presented in single files for companies, industrial sectors and countries.
The methodology, approach and limitations of the Scoreboard are explained in the Annex.