The National Expenditure on Civilian R&D increased by 4.6% in Constant Prices in 2018.
National expenditure on civilian R&D in 2018 amounted to NIS 65.7 billion- 4.9% of the GDP, and 4.8% in 2017.
The national expenditure on civilian R&D per capita in Israel, in 2018, amounted to 1,973 dollars (at current prices, in PPP terms of GDP), mainly due to a high concentration of development centers of multi-national companies in Israel.
In the Business sector, the R&D expenditure increased by 5.1%, at constant prices, in 2018, following an increase of 7.3% in 2017.
In 2017, 52.6% of the expenditure on R&D was financed by Funds from Abroad and 35.9% by the Business sector.
In 2018, the share of grants for the advancement of research (including GUF-Government University Funds) amounted to 55.9% and the share for advancement of industrial technology amounted to 29.8%.