The 2010 "EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard", released in October 2010, presents information on the top 1000 EU companies and 1000 non-EU companies investing in R&D in 2009. The Scoreboard includes data on R&D investment along with other economic and financial data from the last four financial years.
The data for the Scoreboard are taken from the companies latest published accounts, i.e. the 2009 fiscal year accounts and indicate the R&D invested by companies' own funds, independently of the location of the R&D activity.
The global economic and financial crisis that started in 2008 and hit companies worldwide is fully reflected in the company accounts used for the 2010 Scoreboard.
The report examines overall levels of R&D investment, the performance of the EU and non-EU companies, and the main changes that took place last year. It comprises the performance of individual companies among the top R&D investors, in particular those with significant R&D growth and analyses the main indicators of the company data aggregated by industrial sectors and world regions respectively, with comparisons between the EU companies and their main competitors.
A supplementary analysis about the characterisation of the Scoreboard companies according to their age of foundation and how it correlates with their R&D is also included.
The full dataset of the 2010 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.