General Session #3

2018 Global R&D Funding Forecast: Outlook on Investments & Discovery

Thursday, November 16, 4:15 - 5:00 PM

Speaker(s): Tim Studt

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

R&D investments are the key to innovation—and the long-term and short-term investments made by industry, government and academia for the coming year in 2018 are no less important than for any previous year. These investments are often crucial for ensuring the long-term economic growth and even the survival of many organizations. For 2017, these organizations have been confronted with tightening budgets and new federal regulations, data security concerns, limited resources, rapidly changing technologies, expanding competition, increasing environmental constraints, and ever-increasing costs. It is time to take stock of where R&D stands on a global scale and across industries.

R&D Magazine’s Global R&D Funding Forecast, published since 1959, is a significant indicator of future trends and provides key insights and unduplicated information that examines the specific challenges for 2018—potential winners and losers in R&D and the potential short- and long-term consequences of these investments. This exclusive 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.

Exclusively previewed at the R&D 100 Conference for this select audience, the 2018 Global R&D Funding Forecast will arm attendees with key trends and analysis of proprietary data in multiple technology areas. Based on proprietary research and responses from members of the global R&D community as well as current technology and economic reports, this presentation will provide a valuable tool to bring back to the workplace for actionable goals and strategies. The full report will be available in January 2018 through R&D Magazine.