The innovation survey examines the factors relating to new products and processes (product and process innovations) and marketing and organisational innovations. The survey is conducted with harmonised content and methods in all EU Member States. One target of the survey is to compare innovation activities in EU Member States. Information from the survey is essential when evaluating and developing technology policy both at the national and at the EU level. The survey is carried out every second year. Obligation to supply the requested data is based on the Statistics Act (280/2004). The regulations of the European Union in part require the collection of the data in question (Decision of the European Parliament and the Council (No 1608/2003/EC) and the Commission’s implementing Regulation (No 1450/2004)).
The enterprises with at least 10 employees in certain industries.
Last updated 21.5.2013