Official Statistics of Finland

Government R&D funding in the state budget

Producer: Statistics Finland

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EUR 47 million increase in the funding of research and development in the Government Budget 2015
26 Feb 2015
The total appropriations and outlays for research and development will increase to EUR 2 billion in the Government Budget in 2015. According to Statistics Finland, RD funding will increase by close on EUR 50 million from the previous year. The share of public research funding in gross domestic product is estimated to be 0.96 per cent.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2015.

Description: The statistics describe the funding allocated in the state budget to research and development. Examined are also changes occurring in R&D funding between different years. The OECD and EU recommendations are observed in the compilation of the statistics. The Statistics Act (280/2004) is applied in the production of the statistics on science and technology (incl. research and development). In addition, Commission Regulation (EC) No 753/2004 requires collection of data and steers the compilation of the statistics. The data are collected jointly by a network of experts from different administrative sectors.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Government R&D funding in the state budget [e-publication].
Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.11.2015].
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