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Research and development in Switzerland in 2015 New record for research activities in Switzerland in 2015

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CHF 22.6 billion dedicated to research in Switzerland in 2017

Neuchâtel, 29.05.2017 (FSO) - In 2015, Switzerland spent more than CHF 22 billion on research and development (R&D), i.e. an increase of 10.5% compared with 2015 when the last survey was conducted. These activities were mainly carried out within business enterprises (71%) and higher education institutions (27%) by almost 125,000 persons. In international comparison, the Swiss economy stands out for its concentration of R&D, one of the highest worldwide. These are the main results concerning R&D published by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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