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This content was published on August 8, 2006 - 17:15

Switzerland is among the top performers for innovation in science and technology, spending more than 2.9 per cent of Gross Domestic Product. Expenditure on research and development (R&D) and the number of patents filed per million inhabitants are high compared with most countries. Multinationals, especially in the chemical and machinery sectors, account for three quarters of domestic R&D spending.

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