Official Statistics of Finland

Government R&D funding in the state budget

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RD funding grows in the 2018 budget
22 Feb 2018
According to Statistics Finland, allocations for research and development increase in the government budget by EUR 85.7 million from the year before. In the 2018 government budget, the appropriations for RD activities amount to EUR 1,883.2 million. The share of public research funding in gross domestic product will, however, remain on level with the previous year and is an estimated 0.80 per cent.

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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].
ISSN=2489-3250. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.5.2018].
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