Research and innovation


Gross domestic expenditure on R&D

6th in the world

and 2nd in Europe

Researchers in France: 9.4 per 1,000 labor force in 2015

OECD, 2018

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R&D investment projects

367 projets

have been confirmed in France since 2012

 

+15%

between 2016 and 2017

Business France, Annual Report
Foreign investment in France, March 2018

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#3 leading recipient in Europe
fo inward R&D investments

after Germany and the United Kingdom

EY, 2018

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2nd research organization
in the world

Scimago Institutions Rankings, 2018

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R&D personnel in France

14,5 for every
1,000 employees

in 2015, including 9.4 researchers

OECD, 2018

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Patents

#2 in Europe

and #6 in the world
for international patents in 2017

WIPO, 2017

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Fields Medals

13 out of 56 medals

awarded to French researchers

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1st place

in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

  • for the 8th year in a row in 2017, with 97 companies

Top 10 French businesses in the rankings

  • Ubitransport
  • Adikteev
  • Adomik
  • Actility
  • Interactiv-Group
  • Delair
  • Quantmetry
  • Beam
  • VoipTelecom
  • Biosynex

Deloitte, 2017

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1st place

France ranked #1 in Europe
in the Top 100 Global Innovators

  •  Six French companies (Alstom, Arkema, Safran, Saint-Gobain, Thales, Total)
  •  One R&D center (CEA)

Top 100 Global Innovators, Clarivate Analytics,  2017

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