The government is continually expanding its investments in R&D to enhance the competitiveness of science and technology. The related research facilities & equipment infrastructures are also increasing steadily.
The national investment on research facilities & equipment is about $ 632 million USD which is only about 5.5% of government’s R&D investment. The research facilities & equipment is the base structure of science and technology, a source of national competitiveness, and it is an essential factor in R&D. Moreover, amount of investment acts as a core index in which competitiveness of national science and technology are evaluated.
The investment adequacy analysis method for research facilities & equipment was derived and analyzed for each region and continuous analysis of time series comparatives will provide an important data for future policies. The report contains ‘Regional R&D Basic Status Analysis,’ ‘Research Equipment Investment Adequacy Analysis Method of Regions,’ ‘Investment Adequacy Analysis on Items,’ and ‘Conclusion on Research Equipment Investment Adequacy,’ in order to make future rational investment decisions as analysis on adequacy of budget is required.