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10 companies spending most on R&D in the world

Last updated on: March 15, 2013 08:19 IST

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While some companies spend hardly any money on innovation, research and development, others invest billions of dollars.

Let's take a look at world's most innovative companies based on research and development spending.

Source: The Financialist

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Toyota

Sector: Automobiles

Total R&D spending: $9.9 billion

Global rank: 1

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Samsung

Sector: Computing and electronics

Total R&D spending: $9 billion

Global rank: 2

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Microsoft

Sector: Computing and electronics

Total R&D spending: $9 billion

Global rank: 3

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IBM

Sector: Computing and electronics

Total R&D spending: $6.3 billion

Global rank: 4

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Google

Sector: Software and Internet

Total R&D spending: $5.2 billion

Global rank: 5

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General Electric

Sector: Industrials

Total R&D spending: $4.6 billion

Global rank: 6

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Amazon

Sector: Software and Internet

Total R&D spending: $2.9 billion

Global rank: 7

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Apple

Sector: Computing and electronics

Total R&D spending: $2.4 billion

Global rank: 8

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Procter & Gamble

Sector: Consumer

Total R&D spending: $2 billion

Global rank: 9

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3M

Sector: Industrials

Total R&D spending: $1.6 billion

Global rank: 10


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