Survey shows growth in business expenditure on R&D in Ireland

New figures have shown that €1.9 billion was spent on research and development activities in Ireland in 2011, an increase on the €1.83 billion spent in 2010.

18th February, 2013
Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock: welcomed "hugely encouraging" survey results.

New figures have shown that €1.9 billion was spent on research and development activities in Ireland in 2011, an increase on the €1.83 billion spent in 2010. This is estimated to have risen to almost €2 billion in 2012.

The results of the BERD Survey results for 2011/2012 were welcomed by Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock who said it was "hugely encouraging" that such investment was taking place.

He said such investment would "allow businesses...

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