FOCUS ON PERFORMANCE & SUCCESS ⁄ HOW OUR CUSTOMERS BENEFIT FROM OUR R & D EXPERTISE
INTERNATIONALISATION OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
clusions from this study are therefore parti- cularly relevant for Austrian research policy. The financial crisis of 2008/09 significantly slowed down R & D internationalisation. However, European and US investors are con- tinuing to invest heavily in R & D in emerging economies. “Despite the surge in R & D in- vestments of foreign firms in China and India, the absolute investment volumes are still si- gnificantly below those in Europe,” says Pro- ject Manager and AIT Senior Scientist Bern- hard Dachs.
What happens when companies locate R & D activities abroad? Is this foreign activity detri- mental to research at home? Can Europe as- sert its position as the most important region for R & D activities for US companies against India, China and other emerging research lo- cations? These and similar issues will be an- swered by the project on ‘Internationalisation of business investments in R & D and analysis of their economic impact’ coordinated by AIT on behalf of the European Commission. Aus- tria has benefitted considerably from interna- tionalisation of business R & D. The final con-
Senior Scientist, Research, Technology & Innovation Policy
Low investment volumes in emerging markets.