How much money does Switzerland invest in research and development?
Every year, the SNSF receives around one billion francs from the federal government. In 2019, a total of 22.9 billion Swiss francs was available for research and development (R&D) in Switzerland. Our country ranks seventh in terms GDP share spent on R&D.
The private sector contributed almost two-thirds of the total funds available in 2019. The share of public investment in R&D by the federal government and cantons amounted to 27 per cent, which is slightly below the European average (30 per cent in 2018). Another 6 per cent comes from abroad, and 2 per cent comes from other sources in Switzerland.