Research and Development - Personnel by size class

(only available for the business sector)

R&D personnel in the business sector can be classified according to the total number of persons employed by the company. We distinguish between researchers on the one hand and total personnel (= researchers + supporting R&D personnel) on the other:

  • 0 employees
  • 1-9 employees
  • 10-49 employees
  • 50-249 employees
  • 250-499 employees
  • ≥ 500 employees

With the application below, statistics on R&D personnel can be created using the following criteria:

In full-time equivalents (FTE)

  • total R&D personnel in FTE
  • researchers in FTE

Search criteria

  • To activate the  Add Data Series  button, make a selection in each criteria.
  • Criteria may be selected automatically if only one option is available.
  • Available options depend on selections made in the previous criteria.
  • To delete a series, click on the "trash" icon in the table below.


  • The year range can be adjusted with the horizontal sliders
  • You can change the scale factor of a series by clicking it in the chart and then moving the vertical slider