10% rise in Confederation's research and development expenditure in 2023

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Confederation R&D expenditure and personnel in 2023 10% rise in Confederation’s research and development expenditure in 2023

In 2023, the Confederation spent CHF 2.6 billion undertaking or in support of research and development activities. Compared with the previous year, this represents an increase of CHF 245 million (+10%). This trend is largely due to an increase in payments made to researchers in Switzerland. Over the same period, Confederation personnel employed in R&D activities grew by 3%, totalling 1166 jobs in full-time equivalents. These findings are based on open government data processed by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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