Scotland leads the UK on R&D spending, new figures show
Sweden has the highest R&D investment in the EU at 4.04 per cent
NEW figures from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre show Scotland is leading the UK in higher education investment in research and development (R&D).
In 2013 higher education R&D expenditure in Scotland was 0.78 per cent of GDP, compared to 0.44 per cent for the UK as a whole. The regions with the next highest R&D expenditure was London and the north-east with 0.49 per cent.
Mark McDonald, SNP MSP, welcomed the figures as a boost for innovation in Scotland.