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Innovation and Global Competitiveness

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Learn about U.S. innovation and global competitiveness, and gain an understanding of how the United States ranks globally. These data and trends include the following:

  • U.S. R&D innovation efforts, such as patents and trademark registration
  • R&D expenditures by sector (business, higher education, nonprofit, and federal and state government)
  • R&D-to-GDP ratios (gauge of the intensity of a nation's R&D effort)

Visit the resources below to learn more about this area of interest.

National Patterns of R&D Resources

Business Enterprise Research and Development Survey (BERD)

Annual Business Survey (ABS)

Invention, Knowledge Transfer, and Innovation; Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI)

Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI)