Official Statistics of Finland

Government R&D funding in the state budget

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Final government RD funding in the government budget for 2019
20 Aug 2020
In the 2019 state budget, a total of EUR 2,008.9 million were budgeted for research and development, which is EUR 15.0 million more than the funding published in February 2020.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2020.

Description: The statistics describe the funding allocated in the state budget to research and development. Examined are also changes occurring in R&D funding between different years. The OECD and EU recommendations are observed in the compilation of the statistics. The Statistics Act (280/2004) is applied in the production of the statistics on science and technology (incl. research and development). In addition, Commission Regulation (EC) No 753/2004 requires collection of data and steers the compilation of the statistics. The data are collected jointly by a network of experts from different administrative sectors.
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Keywords: central government finance, expenditure, government finance, information society, institutions of higher education, product development, public expenditure, research activities, research expenditure, research institutes, universities.
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Change: Final data for 2017 will be released in August
04 Jul 2018
Final data for 2017 of the statistics on government R funding in the state budget will be released on 17 August 2018.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Government R&D funding in the state budget [e-publication].
ISSN=2489-3250. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.10.2020].
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