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Contents >> Information and Communication technology >> ICT-related research and experimantal development (R&D)

ICT-RELATED RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT (R&D)

During 2003-04 expenditure on ICT-related R&D was $2,296m, 32% of total business industry R&D expenditure ($7,220m) (table 23.5). In current price terms this expenditure was 2% greater than the level recorded in 2002-03.
Major ICT research fields where R&D expenditure occurred were Computer software ($815m) and Information systems ($707m), 35% and 31% respectively of the total.

The bulk of the ICT-related R&D expenditure was in the Computer services industry ($684m or 30%), followed by the Manufacturing industry ($287m or 13%) and the Telecommunications service industry ($242m or 11%).

A more detailed range of R&D statistics collected by the ABS is presented in the Science and innovation chapter.


23.5 ICT-RELATED R&D EXPENDITURE, By industry grouping - 2003-04

Manufacturing
Wholesale
trade
Telecommunication
services
Computer
services
Other n.e.c.
Total
ICT-related research field
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Artificial intelligence and signal and
image processing
5
1
-
19
33
58
Communication technologies
91
57
147
20
53
368
Computation theory and mathematics
3
-
-
3
42
48
Computer hardware
9
3
-
7
9
28
Computer software
90
77
9
481
158
815
Data format
2
2
-
13
45
62
Information systems
25
n.p.
n.p.
123
522
707
Other information, computing and
communication sciences
61
n.p.
n.p.
18
45
210
Total
287
176
242
684
907
2,296

Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Research and Experimental Development - Business industry.


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