Infodata What does society think of science and technology? September 2017 Classification Tags fields of study, Eurobarometer, R+D, public engagement, satisfaction Subject areas Science Related content Article | April 2022 Evolution of science and technology in Portugal and Spain The European Union set a target for the business sector to invest 2% of GDP in R&D. How is the convergence of Spain and Portugal towards this goal progressing? Activity | April 2022 Discussion "Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal" What are the most decisive factors in a country’s research and innovation systems? You can see the video of the discussion we organised to debate this issue here. Best practices | April 2022 The use of public engagement for technological innovation What is society’s opinion regarding the possible impacts of science and technology? Establishing citizen participation mechanisms is necessary to generate confidence and detect points for improvement. Infodata | April 2022 Expenditure on R&D by sectors In 2019, the percentage of total public spending assigned to R&D was 1.24% in Spain and 0.82% in Portugal, both below the EU-27 average. Infodata | April 2022 Innovative companies and business cooperation on R&D activities In Spain and Portugal, the proportion of innovative companies, and the degree to which these collaborate with other companies and organisations, is below the EU-27 average.