Slovenia is being the top country by technicians in R&D in the world. As of 2014, technicians in R&D in Slovenia was 2,394 per million people. The top 5 countries also includes Czech Republic, France, the United Kingdom, and Republic of Korea.
Technicians in R&D and equivalent staff are people whose main tasks require technical knowledge and experience in engineering, physical and life sciences (technicians), or social sciences and humanities (equivalent staff). They participate in R&D by performing scientific and technical tasks involving the application of concepts and operational methods, normally under the supervision of researchers.