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R&D investments are always important and the investments made by industry, government and academia for 2017 are no less important than for any other year. These investments are oftentimes crucial in many areas for ensuring the long-term economic growth and even the survival of many organizations.
For 2017, these organizations are confronted with tightening budgets, limited resources, rapidly changing technologies, expanding competition, increasing environmental constraints, and ever-increasing costs. Our panel this year examines the specific challenges for 2017, potential winners and losers in the R&D arena, and the potential short- and long-term consequences of these investments.
R&D Magazine releases the much-quoted Global R&D Funding Forecast each year. Created every year since R&D Magazine’s founding in January 1959, this report provides reliable data on more than 100 countries, along with summaries on industrial sector trends, academic research and specific “hot” technology regions around the globe as well as detailed spending plans by U.S. government agencies.
Included in this special panel discussion will be a preview of R&D Magazine’s highly-regarded 2017 Global R&D Funding Forecast. In the 2017 Forecast, expected funding for the top R&D-spending countries is published, along with a detailed look at R&D spending across industry, government and academia in the United States, and spending trends across specific industries on a global basis.
The report summarizes data collected from proprietary surveys of R&D Magazine’s readers and members of the global R&D community and analyses of technology and economic reports. The exclusive R&D Global Funding Forecast is based on multiple surveys across all areas of R&D, interviews with R&D leaders and detailed research in multiple technological areas.
The 2017 Global R&D Funding Forecast is sponsored by the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) in Washington, D.C.