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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? - No data available to assertain
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)? No The innovation programme called ‘Service Innovation and ICT’ that started in 2010 has been discontinued due to the fall of the government in the Netherlands. See also: http://www.si-i.nl/ The Act on Research and Development work (Wet Bevordering Speur- en Ontwikkelingswerk) (WBSO) provides a tax credit for businesses conducting R&D understood as technical scientific research, the development of technologically new physical products or physical production processes (or parts thereof) and the development of technologically new software (or parts thereof). Under the Act, a contribution is paid towards the wage costs of employees directly involved in R&D. The contribution is in the form of a reduction of payroll tax and social security contributions and an increase in the tax deductions available to self-employed persons. See also: http://www.agentschapnl.nl/programmas-regelingen/wbso-research-and-development-rd-tax-credit
Has the total ICT R&D spending (private and public) risen by 10% per annum in the last 3 available years? - No data available to assertain
Have the number of ICT researchers grown by at least 10% per annum in the last available 3 years? - No recent data available, however the average annual growth rather of the number of researchers in total between 2000 and 2006 was 1.4%. The Netherlands is one of the Member States that has opened up their research systems to attract foreign researchers.
Are there targeted allocations of Structural Funds on ICT R&D? No

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