‘R & D spending growth in internet and software sectors hardest’




The software and internettak picks in 2015 the industrial sector as the fourth largest branch which R & D spending is concerned. PwC claims after investigation. In the Netherlands invest include Philips, ASML and NXP most in innovation.

In the software and Internet industry grew R & D spending last year by 27 percent. That is the highest growth of all sectors. The top three terms of R & D investments, consisting of computers & electronics, healthcare and automotive. Then now is software and internet. That is in the Global Innovation 1000 report from PwC.

Companies in the top thousand with Dutch headquarters gifts in 2015 less on R & D; the decrease is 15 percent compared to 2014. In the Netherlands, there is growth in the software sector. Nearly 90 percent of the r & d money is spent by the sectors computers & electronics and chemicals. What Dutch companies concerned are Philips, Shell, ASML and NXP’s biggest investors.

Worldwide, the top three is formed by Volkswagen, Samsung and Intel. Microsoft is in fourth place, and Google and Amazon, respectively place six and seven. This year, increased R & D spending of the top thousand companies by 5.1 percent to $ 680 billion, PwC calculates. That would be the largest increase in three years. But Europe would descend from the second to the third place what spending per continent is concerned. That could be due to the low growth in domestic and imported R & D and a large increase in exported R & D, especially by French and German companies.

PwC relies on the Global Innovation 1000 in the R & D figures of the past financial year, up to June 30, 2015, of the thousand companies with the highest budgets for this.


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