RTM - Industrial Research Institute's R&D Trends Forecast for 2008

The marketplace continues to provide plenty of mixed signals to U.S. businesses: higher energy prices, uncertainties related to housing and interest rates, and a weak dollar. There are also many technology needs, as companies seek to respond to a variety of environmental and social issues. The Industrial Research Institute member companies that participated in its annual trends survey are once again responding to the above conditions by planning a significantly higher level of R&D spending along with continuing growth in open innovation.

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Volume 5, Issue 1, January-February 2008

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