Research and Development (R&D) in the Business Enterprise Sector (FE_PRIV)

Research and development (R&D) plays an essential role in the process of innovation and represents one of the main driving forces of economic growth. To what extent does the R&D of Swiss private business allow Switzerland to remain competitive and able to establish itself on world markets? How has this area developed over the last decade? An analysis of the results of the R&D survey carried out in the private economy in Switzerland helps to contribute answers to these questions.


Research and development expenditures in the business enterprise sector (RD Priv)

The survey on expenditures for research and development in the business sector is available via the link below. You will find your username and password in the top right corner on the first page of the inquiry and on the cover letter that you have received by mail.


In order to send us your data and finish the survey, please click on the "send data" button. Once the data have been sent you can no longer access them. For this reason, don't forget to save your questionnaire in electronic format (PDF) or to print it out.


For additional information: 0800 20 10 10 (free phone) or

Secure and confidential

Data sent to us by businesses are handled in strict confidence and used for statistical purposes only. Data transferred by E-survey are encrypted, ensuring complete security. Secure access to the E-survey is guaranteed by means of a username and password. The password is changed each year to ensure that third-parties cannot gain access to a business's data.

Further information

Documentation on survey

Press Releases


Federal Statistical Office Section Economic Structure and Analyses
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel
0800 20 10 10



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