IRI R&D Trends Forecast for 2013

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This is IRI’s 29th annual R&D Trends Forecast. The survey, which was conducted in July and August of 2012, asks R&D leaders about both their actual activity in the past year and their expected investment levels for the coming year. Other areas explored include the international dispersion of R&D facilities and the top concerns for respondents going into 2013. The analysis is based on data from 114 respondent companies, 101 of which are IRI member organizations. Due to the changing membership of IRI and the voluntary nature of the survey, the mix of companies represented each year fluctuates. However, we believe there are enough responses from a large enough cross-section of industries to provide insight into general trends.

After a brief profile of the survey participants, the results are reported in three sections:

1. Responses to the survey’s basic questions on investment levels, along with historical comparisons and industry segmentation; 2. Insights into trends regarding collaboration and interna- tional investment; and, 3. Discussion of survey respondents’ top concerns.