The statistical classification of economic activities NACE Rev. 2 (NACE) is available in the service. The data finder shall have the possibility of searching for records according to an excerpt of the NACE code, SIC code or code description. In the response data, according to the selected NACES code, a list of companies available in the Lursoft database for which information on the registered NACES code is selected. The list shows the NACE data recorded for the current year for the company.

72 | Scientific research and development

Description
This division includes the activities of three types of research and development: 1) basic research: experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundations of phenomena and observable facts, without particular application or use in view, 2) applied research: original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective and 3) experimental development: systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, directed to producing new materials, products and devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, and to improving substantially those already produced or installed.

Research and experimental development activities in this division are subdivided into two categories: natural sciences and engineering, social sciences and the humanities.

This division excludes:
- market research, see 73.20
72.1
Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
Description Companies
This group comprises basic research, applied research, experimental development in natural sciences and engineering.
72.2
Research and experimental development on social sciences and humanities
Companies