Appendix table 31. Information sources for innovation activity in human health and social work activities, 2008–2010, importance of sources, share of enterprises with innovation activity

Industry Information source Degree of importance
High Mediun Low Not used
% % % %
Human health and social work activities Own enterprise or enterprise group 61,2 20,3 11,8 6,7
Suppliers of equipment, materials, components or software 13,3 41,3 24,0 21,5
Clients or customers 34,2 24,8 21,2 19,8
Competitors or other enterprises in the sector 6,5 24,8 53,2 15,6
Consultants, commercial labs or private R&D institutes 2,8 18,8 37,4 41,1
Universities 3,3 17,3 23,4 56,1
Polytechnics 2,8 21,2 39,9 36,1
Government or public research institutes 5,9 10,2 24,4 59,5
Conferences, trade fairs, exhibitions 7,5 16,9 48,6 27,0
Scientific journals and trade/technical publications 7,2 27,7 41,1 24,0
Professional and industry associations 4,4 13,7 45,9 36,1

Source: Innovation 2010, Statistics Finland

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Updated 7.6.2012

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