General Session #3: Exclusive Preview of the 2019 Global R&D Funding Forecast: Planning for Future Growth and Investments in R&D

Thursday, November 15, 4:40 - 5:30 PM

Speaker(s): Tim Studt, MBA

Room #: Grand Ballroom I

The executive leadership in R&D industries across the spectrum know that R&D investments are the key to innovation. For 2019, the long-term and short-term investments made by industry, government and academia for the coming year are what everyone is watching closely to help plan R&D budgets and growth strategies. These investments are often crucial for ensuring the long-term economic growth and even the very survival of many organizations.  Every organization has been confronted with a host of challenges—tightening budgets, federal regulations, data security, limited resources, rapidly changing technologies, expanding competition, environmental constraints and ever-increasing costs.

The attendees of the R&D 100 Conference will get a first-hand look at the future of R&D spending as we reveal the highlights of the much-anticipated 2019 Global R&D Funding Forecast. This annual in-depth report is created by the editors of R&D Magazine and is published annually at the beginning of each new year as a public service for R&D executives, scientists, engineers and research managers for the preparation of their annual R&D budgets and the evaluation of the current R&D environment.

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 2019—including 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 technology regions around the globe as well as detailed spending plans by U.S. government agencies.

Last year, R&D Magazine's 59th annual Global R&D Funding Forecast estimated that global R&D investments would increase by 4.1% in 2018 to $2.190 trillion in purchasing power parity values for the more than 115 countries that have significant R&D investments—those countries with more than $100 million in R&D investments. This rate is a significant increase over the 3.4% seen in 2017.

Exclusively previewed for this select audience, the 2019 Global R&D Funding Forecast will arm attendees with critical trends and analyses of 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 attendees with a valuable tool to bring back to their organizations for actionable goals and strategies. The full report will be available in January 2019 through R&D Magazine.