Fedea's report points out that Spain's innovative companies have always had a lower percentage than its European counterparts. The 2014 Eurostat Community Innovation Survey, (CIS) revealed that the German percentage of innovative businesses was twice as high as Spain's. It was also one-and-a-half times higher than France's and 30% more than Italy's.
They believe it would be beneficial for both the Administrations as well as the companies to show a greater social awareness towards research. They are also concerned about the negative effects of GDP falls on investments, collaboration, and talent attraction.