Complete Guide to the Engineering & Research Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Engineering & Research Industry Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

In industrialized nations, R&D investment has risen from an average of about 1.5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 1980 to about 2.0% today.  The U.S. continues to lead the world in terms of total investment in research and development, at about $514 billion during 2016.  However, it ranks behind many other industrialized nations in terms of R&D as a percent of GDP. Meanwhile, U.S. corporations continue to fund massive engineering projects and research budgets of their own.  Top research investors among U.S. companies include Merck & Co., Pfizer, IBM, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft and Intel. Engineering, science and research and development provide large numbers of well-paying jobs in America and around the world. 

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in Engineering & Research and names top trends changing the industry for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-436-6 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-761-9 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription


Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence

  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics

  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List

  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies

  • Industry Glossary

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 684              

Statistical Tables Provided: 26

Companies Profiled: 505

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 

  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 

  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?

  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?

  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?

  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the engineering & research business including:

  1. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar

  2. Outsourcing and Offshoring of Research, Development and Engineering Grow Along With Globalization

  3. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech Development

  4. Government Support for Stem Cell Research Evolves

  5. Government and Private Nanotechnology Research Funding Is Substantial

  6. Globalization and Worldwide Collaboration Fuel the Research Efforts of Major Corporations

  7. Number of Patent Applications Remains High/Patent Laws Change

  8. 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing), Rapid Prototyping and Computer Aided Design

  9. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market

  10. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) Enter Market in Low Numbers

  11. The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard

  12. Supercomputing Hits 93.01 Petaflops/IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications for Big Data

  13. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology

  14. Private Space Vehicles Begin to Fly, Including the SpaceShipTwo

  15. The Future of Transportation and Supply Chains: Massive Investments in Infrastructure, Growing Traffic and Adoption of Smarter Technologies

  16. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics

Engineering & Research Industry Statistics

  1. Engineering & Research Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Quarterly Engineering & Research Industry Revenues, U.S.: 2016

  3. Engineering & Scientific Research & Development Services: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2010-2015

  4. Federal R&D Funding by Character of Work and Facilities and Equipment, U.S.:  Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  5. Federal R&D Budget & Distribution by Funding Category, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2014-2017

  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Defense, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  7. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Institutes of Health, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  8. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Space Flight, Research & Supporting Activities, U.S.:  Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  9. NASA Budget Appropriations & Projections: 2015-2021

  10. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for General Science & Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  11. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Natural Resources & Environment, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  12. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  13. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  14. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  15. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2015-2017

  16. U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Budget: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  17. Research Funding for Biological Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  18. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  19. Domestic U.S. Biopharmaceutical R&D & R&D Abroad, PhRMA Member Companies: 1980-2015

  20. Top Foreign Countries by Number of Residents Receiving U.S. Patents: 2015

  21. Top 30 U.S. Patent Recipient Organizations: 2015

  22. Major Patenting U.S. Universities: 2015

  23. The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process

  24. Employment in Engineering Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: 2012-2016

  25. Employment in Life & Physical Science Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: May 2015

Companies Mentioned Include:


  • Adobe Systems Inc

  • Agfa-Gevaert NV

  • Benchmark Electronics Inc

  • AB Volvo


  • Abbott Laboratories

  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd


  • Acxiom Corp