Definition: Regional intramural expenditures
Research and development
Regional intramural expenditures are all expenditures for R&D performed within a statistical unit or a sector in a region, whatever the source of funds. They can be broken down by institutional sector, expressed as a percentage of (regional) GDP and related to the number of inhabitants or the labour force.
Eurostat, "The regional dimension of R&D and innovations statistics - Regional manual", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1996, p. 5