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Applied research

Original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective.
Source Definition
OECD (2015), Frascati Manual 2015: Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development.
To break down R&D expenditure by type of R&D activity.
Data Source
R&D surveys.

Recherche appliquée

Travaux originaux entrepris en vue d’acquérir des connaissances nouvelles. Cependant, elle est surtout dirigée vers un but ou un objectif pratique déterminé.
Source de la définition
OCDE. (2016), Manuel de Frascati 2015: Lignes directrices pour le recueil et la communication des données sur la recherche et le développement expérimental.
Ventiler les dépenses de R-D par type d’activité de R-D
Source de données
Enquêtes de R-D.

Investigación aplicada

Investigación de naturaleza original realizada con el propósito de adquirir nuevos conocimientos. Sin embargo, debe estar orientada principalmente a una meta u objetivo específico y práctico.
Fuente(s) de la definición
OCDE (2002), Manual de Frascati: Propuesta de Norma Práctica para Encuestas de Investigación y Desarrollo Experimental, §64.
Desglosar el gasto asignado a I+D por tipo de actividad de I+D.
Fuente(s) de datos
Encuestas de I+D.