New record for research activities in Switzerland in 2015

New record for research activities in Switzerland in 2015

In 2015, Switzerland spent more than CHF 22 billion on research and development (R&D), i.e. an increase of 10.5% compared with 2015 when the last survey was conducted. These activities were mainly carried out within business enterprises (71%) and higher education institutions (27%) by almost 125,000 persons. In international comparison, the Swiss economy stands out for its concentration of R&D, one of the highest worldwide. These are the main results concerning R&D published by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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