The industrial sector
In 2008, the industrial sector provided some 46 per cent of the overall R&D investment in Norway. The most comprehensive R&D activities take place within industrial companies, which carry out over half of the R&D activity within this sector. R&D activities within the service industry are on the rise.
In general, R&D within the industrial sector is concentrated within a few major companies, whereas Norwegian trade and industry is dominated by small and medium-sized companies. One of the Research Council's primary objectives is to promote increased R&D investment throughout the entire industrial sector.
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