As part of a voluntary survey, companies are asked about their research and development (R&D) activities on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Core indicators are internal and external R&D expenditures by use of funds and source of financing, R&D personnel by type of activity performed and gender, regional distribution of research sites, innovation activity and key business indicators.
The R&D survey follows international standards of the European Union and the OECD. Accordingly, the data by industry, region or company type are not only nationally but also internationally comparable. They are a central component of Germany’s reporting on technological and innovative performance at home and in the EU and OECD.
SycoTec was awarded the “Innovative through research” seal of approval for its research activities according to these criteria.