[Reblog]: Science and innovation in Italy: some figures to understand

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Despite Italy investing so little in research, Italian researches are holding on, at least if we consider the number of cited publications at international level. What is critical, however, is the following step: from research to industrial applications, as shown from patents, start-ups and other indicators statistics. Yet, it is the combination of research, innovation, industrial dynamism and capability of winning new markets that can really “re-start” our Country, recovering employment and withstanding the more and more intense international competition.

On the basis of the new OECD 2013 report – Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013 (OECD Publishing) – we tried to draw a picture of the Italian situation within these fields, compared to other OECD countries. Here are the most significant data.

TOO LITTLE INVESTMENT IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

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