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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 Between 2007 and 2010 public spending in R&D for information technology is estimated to have risen by 47,75&. In a single year, between 2008 and 2009, there was no increase in the expenditure but on average the expenditures have risen by more than 10% per annum in the three years from 2007-2010.
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 Research2020 is a catalogue which identifies promising Danish research areas in relation to growth, employment and welfare. In this catalogue "digital opportunities and solutions" is one of the 14 themes. (http://en.fi.dk/research/research2020=
Has the total ICT R&D spending (private and public) risen by 10% per annum in the last 3 available years? Yes The statistical data are not complete, but between 2007 and 2009 private sector investments in R&D for information technology are estimated to have risen by 37%. Together with the data about public expenditure explained in question 1, the total increase in expenditure has most likely risen by more than 10% per annum in the three years from 2007-2010.
Have the number of ICT researchers grown by at least 10% per annum in the last available 3 years? Yes Evidence are only available for the years 2007 and 2009 where the number of ICT researchers (calculated in full-time equivalents) rose by 28,9%.
Are there targeted allocations of Structural Funds on ICT R&D? Yes From 2010-2012 all Danish political parties agreed on the spending of Universal Mobile Telephony System (UTMS) Funds to be spent on ICT rresearch, innovation and development. Details of the allocation of funds can be found at http://fivu.dk/lovstof/politiske-aftaler/aftale-umts-midlerne-forskning-ikt-innovation-2010-2012

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