In the growth strategy for the European Union “Europe 2020” Europe has been formulated far a share of 3 percent of the gross domestic product as the target for the year 2020. Germany achieved in the year 2011, as the Federal Statistical office now has found – just 2.88 percent.
A total of 74,8 billion euros were spent for research and development. As these have been across sectors, is shown in the following graph of destatis.de.
As the expenditure for research and development of the scientific institutions of the public sector by field of science were divided, shows the following graph of destatis.de.
It is to be hoped that the growth efforts in the near future also to take account of the growth factor in research and development.