Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (747)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

747. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the funding provided for research and development. [36661/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

Government Budget Allocations for R&D (GBARD) was €739.3m in 2017. It is estimated to have been €751.7m in 2018. These figures are compiled based on the R&D Budget survey undertaken each year of 30 Government Departments and agencies that spend money on R&D.  2017 is the most recently available data from the R&D budget. More information can be found in the R&D Budget 2017-2018 report available at the following link:

https://dbei.gov.ie/en/Publications/The-R-D-Budget-2017-2018.html.

The R&D Budget Survey for 2018-2019 is currently in the field with results expected to be published in late October 2019.