The 2008 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, released in October 2008, presents information on 2000 companies from around the world reporting major investments in R&D. The set of companies it covers comprises the top 1000 R&D investors whose registered offices are in the EU and the top 1000 registered elsewhere.
The figures are derived from company accounts and indicate the R&D invested by companies' own funds, independently of the location of the R&D activity. The Scoreboard includes R&D figures along with other economic and financial data from the last four financial years.
The report includes a discussion on the key figures of the world's top R&D investors. It examines overall levels of R&D, the performance of the EU companies, and the main changes that took place last year.
The performance of individual companies among the top R&D investors, in particular those undergoing significant R&D growth is outlined. Moreover, an overview of the company data aggregated by industrial sectors and world regions, with comparisons between the EU companies and their main competitors is included.
The full dataset of the 2008 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard is provided below. The data for the EU and the non-EU groups are presented in single tables comprising rankings by companies, industrial sectors and countries.