Most companies these days recruit individuals who can bring new methods and ideas to the table. This article highlights the importance of research and development (R&D), which is the foundation of innovation. Companies that invest more in R&D show signs of growth and advancement. Likewise, investing in R&D can help boost the overall economy of a country: skilled workers will be employed and new products will be on the market for consumers. Below is an infographic of countries that spend the most on R&D. Israel and Korea spend the most of their GDP on R&D.