Ceramic Industry

Focus on R&D

February 3, 2011
We focus on research and development in this month’s issue of Ceramic Industry.

We focus on research and development in this month’s issue of Ceramic Industry. According to the recently released “2011 Global R&D Forecast” from Battelle-R&D Magazine, worldwide spending on R&D is forecast to reach $1.2 trillion this year (a 3.6% increase over 2010). While U.S. spending is anticipated to grow by just 2.4%, to $405.3 billion, the U.S. will remain the top spender, funding one-third of global R&D.

According to the report, emerging economies are expected to begin making more of an impact in the global R&D arena. Countries such as China, Korea, India, Russia and Brazil are increasing their rates of R&D spending at a quicker pace than traditional leaders U.S., Japan, and Germany.

The February issue also features our annual R&D Lab Equipment and Instrumentation Directory. Be sure to keep the directory handy when sourcing your R&D project needs.

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