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R&D expenditure in the public sector, privately funded, in %

data publication
17 May 2022
R&D public sector Funding
What part of the R&D expenditure of public institutions is privately funded? In this data publication we show the extent to which R&D expenditure of public institutions (higher education and research institutions) is privately funded.

In short

  • 8.3% of research at Dutch higher education and public research institutions is privately funded.
  • This is above the EU-27 average of 7.3%.
  • Private funding for research is equal at public research institutions and at higher education institutions.

Explanatory note
Compared to other countries, the Netherlands has a relatively large amount of private funding for public knowledge institutions. The share of private funding at the research institutes is comparable to higher education. For both it is 8.3% in 2019. The total share of privately funded research at public knowledge institutions (higher education plus research institutes) has fluctuated between 8-11% in recent years.