Nearly 70 billion NOK to R&D in Norway in 2017
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Preliminary figures show that Norway spent nearly 70 billion NOK on research and experimental development (R&D) in 2017. In current prices, R&D expenditure increased by more than 6 billion NOK, equaling 10 per cent, from 2016. The number of full-time equivalents (FTEs) dedicated to R&D grew by more than 3 000, reaching a total of 47 000. According to the preliminary figures Norway’s R&D expenditures constituted 2,11 per cent of GDP.