BISA Focus n.12: Research and development in Brussels: who finances those activities and where are they executed?

 04/12/2017

In a few pages, the BISA Focus reviews one of the Institute's work themes. The major socio-economic themes and issues of the Brussels Capital Region are addressed in short texts illustrated with graphs, tables and/or maps.

Focus n.12: Research and development in Brussels: who finances those activities and where are they executed? (January 2016)

By 2020, the total amount of research and development (R&D) expenses incurred in Belgium should reach 3 % of the national GDP, according to the European Union's Europe 2020 strategy. But what do these expenses cover in the Brussels Capital Region? How have they evolved? Who executes and/or finances the R&D activities in Brussels, and what does the contribution of the public authorities consist of? These issues will be discussed in BISA's twelfth Focus.