Research and development; expenditure and funding per implementation sector

Research and development; expenditure and funding per implementation sector

Sectors Periods Expenditure on in-house R&D activities Source of financing Private non-profit organisations (mln euro)
All sectors 2020* 415
Businesses 2020* 102
Institutions 2020* 12
Higher education 2020* 301
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains figures regarding expenditure on and financing of Research and Development (R&D) activities that are conducted with own or external personnel. Additionally figures are available regarding expenditure on R&D activities that are outsourced abroad.

The figures are provided for the following sectors:
- businesses
- institutions
- institutes of higher education.

Data available from: 2013

Status of the figures:
The data regarding 2013-2018 are definitive, the data regarding 2019 are revised provisional and the data regarding 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 26 August 2022:
The figures about 2019 have been adjusted and are now revised provisional. Additionally, the provisional figures about 2020 have been published.

When will new figures be published?
In the fourth quarter of 2022 provisional figures about 2021 will be published.

Description topics

Expenditure on in-house R&D activities
Source of financing
Private non-profit organisations
R&D funding by private non-profit organisations consists of funds obtained from organisations in the private sector that are considered not-for-profit. Predominantly charities, based in the Netherlands, that raise funds and mainly act as financier of research. Including donations and legacies.