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Data show ‘worrying’ decline in Danish private R&D

Research and innovation council warns of drop in funding and publications from 2009 until 2020

Denmark’s Council for Research and Innovation Policy (DFiR) has expressed concern over the country’s decline of R&D activity in the private sector.

In its annual report, the council noted that in 2020, R&D activities by businesses and other private entities had accounted for 1.8 per cent of GDP. This is not enough to fulfil the business end of the country’s target of spending 3 per cent of its total GDP on R&D, it said.

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