Business Research and Development and Innovation: 2015

The 76 detailed statistical tables in this report present both single-year tables for 2015 data and tables containing prior-year statistics on domestic and global research and development expenditures and the R&D workforce, intellectual property, technology transfer, and innovation activities for companies operating in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. These data were collected by the Business R&D Innovation Survey (BRDIS), conducted annually by the U.S. Census Bureau for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. BRDIS findings are used by government agencies, corporations, research organizations, and academics to assess trends in the performance and funding of R&D.