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Survey of global investment and innovation incentives

Outlining innovation, investment, environmental sustainability, and other incentives for 60 countries

Identifying, understanding, and prioritizing the right incentives for your organization can be a time-consuming and challenging undertaking—but it’s also one that can generate significant benefits. Businesses need a global survey of innovation and investment incentives outlining the dynamic landscape of government incentives, particularly if they are contemplating new or expanded investments in R&D, capital, employment, training, or energy sustainability. This survey is intended to help companies understand the global dynamics that impact the funding of innovation and investment strategy.

About the global survey

Information current as of 31 October 2020

In most countries and industry sectors, an elaborate system of financial incentives is available to fuel R&D, innovation, capital expansion, environmental sustainability, employment, and training. These government incentives are available for both domestic investments and growth opportunities abroad. The multitude of opportunities becomes more complex when you consider that within each country, local and regional governments have the authority to fund incentives of their own. Moreover, the incentive regimes are constantly changing to align with the shifting political and social landscapes.

Some governments are making their incentives more generous to foster growth, whereas others focus on targeting their incentives to specific sectors to address narrow policy goals. The effectiveness of government incentives is always being evaluated—resulting in constant change, sun-setting laws, transition rules, complex enforcement policies, etc.

The content in this global survey is organized so that you can quickly hone in on the government incentives that are of greatest interest to you. This survey describes popular government incentives available in 60 countries to encourage investment in R&D, employment, training, energy sustainability, and regional development.

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