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Patent applications submitted to the European Patents Office


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Despite growth in the last 10 years, the relative position of Portugal and Spain, with regard to patent applications, is a long way behind that of countries that are leaders in innovation.

Expenditure on R&D by sectors

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Expenditure on R&D by sectors

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In 2019, the percentage of total public spending assigned to R&D was 0.82% in Portugal and  1.24% in Spain, both below the EU-27 average.

Innovative companies and business cooperation on R&D activities

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Innovative companies and business cooperation on R&D activities

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In Portugal and Spain, the proportion of innovative companies, and the degree to which these collaborate with other companies and organisations, is below the EU-27 average

PhD qualifications by different branches of knowledge and by sex

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PhD qualifications by different branches of knowledge and by sex

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While the participation of female PhD holders in Portugal is situated above the EU‑27 average in all fields of knowledge considered, in Spain the participation of female PhD holders is situated below the European average in the fields of art, humanities and social sciences.

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