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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? -
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 The ICT 2020 research programme is the contribution of theFederal Ministry of Education and Research for the aspect of“Research Funding” identified in the High-Tech Strategy andin the action programme “iD2010–Information Society Germany 2010”. (available at
Has the total ICT R&D spending (private and public) risen by 10% per annum in the last 3 available years? -
Have the number of ICT researchers grown by at least 10% per annum in the last available 3 years? -
Are there targeted allocations of Structural Funds on ICT R&D? Yes Science and industry must cooperate even more closelyin the future in order to exploit this potential to the full. As part of the comprehensive High-Tech Strategy for Germany,the Federal Ministry of Education and Research will make approximately €1.5 billion in project funding available by 2011 through its ICT 2020 research programme. It will provide approximately the same amount for ICT research as partof its support for institutions active in this sector. See: "The different funding program provided by German Government includes, interest reduced loans, special R&D grants. Many partnership firms investing in this sector specifically in R&D can receive finance at regional, state, national and European Union Level." See:

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