Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.

CSO data

Claim: Achieving

9.5.1 Government funding of R&D in 2019 was €802.15m which represents an increase of 4.8% over the outturn figure for 2018.

9.5.2 There were 22,808 researchers (FTEs) working across all sectors in 2018 with numbers increasing since 2010.

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