Table 24. Information sources for innovation activity relating to product and process innovations, 2006–2008, importance of sources, share of enterprises with innovation activity

  High Medium Low Not relevant
% % % %
All NACE - Total Own enterprise or enterprise group 62,9 29,3 4,2 3,6
Suppliers of equipment, materials, components or software 17,8 47,0 24,8 10,4
Clients or customers 38,1 33,6 17,4 10,9
Competitors or other enterprises in the sector 11,5 42,9 33,3 12,3
Consultants, commercial labs or private R&D institutes 4,5 21,4 43,1 31,0
Universities or other higher education institutions 4,6 18,2 36,2 41,1
Government or public research institutes 2,1 13,0 36,2 48,8
Conferences, trade fairs, exhibitions 8,6 39,1 36,6 15,7
Scientific journals and trade/technical publications 3,8 30,5 47,6 18,1
Professional and industry associations 1,9 15,5 46,4 36,3
Manufacturing Own enterprise or enterprise group 63,3 28,6 4,7 3,4
Suppliers of equipment, materials, components or software 19,4 46,7 25,5 8,4
Clients or customers 36,2 33,3 19,7 10,8
Competitors or other enterprises in your sector 11,1 40,9 34,9 13,1
Consultants, commercial labs or private R&D institutes 4,9 22,3 42,8 30,0
Universities or other higher education institutions 4,9 19,8 34,5 40,9
Government or public research institutes 2,7 13,9 35,5 47,8
Conferences, trade fairs, exhibitions 9,4 41,6 35,7 13,3
Scientific journals and trade/technical publications 4,4 30,7 48,5 16,4
Professional and industry associations 2,5 13,1 47,5 36,8
Services Own enterprise or enterprise group 62,4 30,2 3,5 3,9
Suppliers of equipment, materials, components or software 15,6 47,4 24,0 13,0
Clients or customers 40,5 34,0 14,4 11,0
Competitors or other enterprises in your sector 12,1 45,4 31,2 11,3
Consultants, commercial labs or private R&D institutes 4,0 20,2 43,4 32,4
Universities or other higher education institutions 4,2 16,1 38,3 41,3
Government or public research institutes 1,2 11,8 36,9 50,1
Conferences, trade fairs, exhibitions 7,6 35,9 37,7 18,7
Scientific journals and trade/technical publications 3,1 30,3 46,4 20,2
Professional and industry associations 1,0 18,4 44,9 35,6

Source: Innovation 2008, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mervi Niemi (09) 1734 3263, tiede.teknologia@stat.fi

Director in charge: Leena Storgårds


Updated 10.6.2010

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