1. About the Innovation Survey

The Innovation Survey 2012 was part of the joint Community Innovation Survey 2012 (CIS2012) project of the EU Member States coordinated by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Statistics, which means that a corresponding survey has been conducted in other Member States as well. The objective of the survey that is conducted every second year is to examine the generality and extent of innovation activity and to chart the characteristics and measures related to innovation activity.

The survey targeted a three year period from 2010 to 2012 and covered enterprises employing at least ten persons in manufacturing (incl. mining and quarrying, electricity, gas and air-conditioning supply, and water supply and waste management) and in certain service industries. Based on an updated EU Regulation that entered into force in 2012, compilation of statistics on service industries was extended in this survey to cover four new industries (TOL 59 Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities, TOL 60 Programming and broadcasting activities, TOL 72 Scientific research and development, and TOL 73 Advertising and market research).

A majority of the survey results by size category and industry can be found on the home page of the statistics in database tables that also include corresponding data from the previous surveys. Results based on other background variables or on a limited review group and non-recurring questions can be found in the appendix tables of this review.


Source: Innovation 2012, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mervi Niemi 09 1734 3263 (9.6.2014 => 029 551 3263), tiede.teknologia@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 5.6.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Innovation [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-4399. 2012, 1. About the Innovation Survey . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/inn/2012/inn_2012_2014-06-05_kat_001_en.html