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EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT

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Definition:
Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, that is directed to producing new materials, products or devices; to installing new processes, systems and services; or to improving substantially those already produced or installed.

Source Publication:
OECD Frascati Manual, Sixth edition.

Hyperlink:
http://www.oecd.org/innovation/inno/frascatimanualproposedstandardpracticeforsurveysonresearchandexperimentaldevelopment6thedition.htm

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, June 10, 2013