I spent some times looking at the 2008 European Commission industrial R7D investment scoreboard and I found this:
The WW top ranking companies by their R&D budget
No wonder that the car makers and the life science companies are in the Top list but
· Microsoft is the #1 for the R&D World Wide (and for all industries)
· Nokia is the #5! What the heck are they doing with?
If you’re curious about who is investigating for the future and is creating value, please have a look to the TOP 1000 (you can copy/paste in Excel and filter by industry Sector)