Complete Guide to the Engineering & Research Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Engineering & Research Industry Almanac, 2018 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 $553 billion during 2018.  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 Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Merck & Co., Pfizer, Microsoft, IBM, Johnson & Johnson 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: 978-1-62831-469-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-779-4 (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: 682             

Statistical Tables Provided: 24

Companies Profiled: 499

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

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

  1. Introduction to the Engineering & Research Industry           
  2. A Short History of U.S. Industrial Research & Development
  3. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar
  4. Outsourcing and Offshoring of Research, Development and Engineering Grow Along With Globalization
  5. Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Adds Value to Contract Electronics Manufacturing
  6. The State of the Biotechnology Industry Today
  7. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech Development
  8. Government Support for Stem Cell Research Evolves
  9. Nanotechnology Converges with Biotech
  10. Globalization and Worldwide Collaboration Fuel the Research Efforts of Major Corporations
  11. Number of Patent Applications Remains High/Patent Laws Change
  12. 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing), Rapid Prototyping and Computer Aided Design
  13. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation
  14. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  15. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) Enter Market in Low Numbers
  16. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Plan Gigafactory    
  17. The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard
  18. Supercomputing Hits 93.01 Petaflops/IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications for Big Data
  19. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  20. Private Space Vehicles Begin to Fly, Including the SpaceShipTwo
  21. Technology Discussion—Synthetic Biology   
  22. The Future of Transportation and Supply Chains: Massive Investments in Infrastructure, Growing Traffic and Adoption of Smarter Technologies
  23. HPTP Thermoplastics, Thermoset and Engineered Plastics Enable Advanced Products/Nanocomposites Offer the Ultimate in Advanced Materials
  24. 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.: 2017
  3. Engineering & Scientific Research & Development Services: Estimated Sources of Revenue,  U.S.: 2011-2016
  4. Federal R&D Funding by Character of Work and Facilities and Equipment, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  5. Federal R&D Budget & Distribution by Agency, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Defense, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  7. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Health and Human Services, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019  
  8. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Space Flight, Research & Supporting Activities, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  9. NASA Budget Appropriations & Projections: 2017-2023
  10. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  11. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  12. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  13. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  14. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2017-2019
  15. U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Budget: Fiscal Years 2016-2018
  16. Research Funding for Biological Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  17. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2017-2019      
  18. Domestic U.S. Biopharmaceutical R&D & R&D Abroad, PhRMA Member Companies: 1980-2016 
  19. Top Foreign Countries by Number of Residents Receiving U.S. Patents: 2015
  20. Top 30 U.S. Patent Recipient Organizations: 2016
  21. Major Patenting U.S. Universities: 2016
  22. The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process
  23. Employment in Engineering Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: 2014-February 2018
  24. Employment in Life & Physical Science Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: May 2017

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Adobe Systems Inc
  • Agfa-Gevaert NV
  • Benchmark Electronics Inc
  • AB Volvo
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd
  • Acxiom Corp