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Member States to double annual public spending on ICT research and development

Indicator Status Evidence
Have your ICT R&D expenditure risen by 10% or more per annum in public spending in last 3 available years? Yes Currently available data include the total volume of grants covering 17 different programs for R&D in various technological fields (i.e. including non ICT, yet with partially high ICT-intensity). According to these data the total amount up to 2011 has been increased by approx. 11% with relation to the year 2009 (Source: Statistics department FFG/Austria
Is ICT R&D a dedicated area in your Research and Development programme (either as a separate programme or a part of general R&D programme)? Yes There are several ICT-dedicated RTD programs. FIT-IT addressing high quality industrial research in 5 subdomains; BeneFIT addressing technologies for demographic change; AT-NET addressing deployment of broadband; Furthermore, Austria participates (with a surpassing share) in ARTEMIS, ENIAC, AAL, ITEA 2 and CATRENE with national investments. (See:
Has the total ICT R&D spending (private and public) risen by 10% per annum in the last 3 available years? - Data for this period is currently not available
Have the number of ICT researchers grown by at least 10% per annum in the last available 3 years? - Data for this period is currently not available
Are there targeted allocations of Structural Funds on ICT R&D? -

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