Appendix table 13. Sources of information for innovation activities relating to products or processes 2014–2016, importance of sources, share of enterprises with innovation activity relating to products or processes

Industry High
importance
Medium
importance
Low
importance
Not used
% % % %
All NACE - Total Own enterprise or enterprise group 62.1 26.8 6.0 5.2
Suppliers of equipment, materials, components or software 22.6 46.2 20.1 11.2
Clients or customers from the private sector 24.8 36.4 23.2 15.6
Clients or customers from the public sector 9.2 18.9 36.5 35.4
Competitors or other enterprises in the industry 8.8 44.3 32.6 14.4
Consultants or commercial labs 3.3 23.6 40.3 32.8
Universities or other higher education institutions 4.5 21.3 35.5 38.7
Public research institutes 3.2 15.1 35.4 46.3
Private research institutes 1.9 12.5 35.0 50.6
Conferences, trade fairs, exhibitions 9.4 39.5 35.7 15.5
Scientific/technical journals or trade publications 4.5 26.5 47.2 21.8
Professional and industry associations 3.2 18.9 45.2 32.8
Manufacturing Own enterprise or enterprise group 59.3 30.4 5.6 4.7
Suppliers of equipment, materials, components or software 26.8 51.9 15.7 5.6
Clients or customers from the private sector 26.2 34.5 24.0 15.3
Clients or customers from the public sector 6.4 16.8 40.1 36.7
Competitors or other enterprises in the industry 8.5 44.7 33.5 13.3
Consultants or commercial labs 3.6 27.7 42.9 25.8
Universities or other higher education institutions 4.5 26.7 38.8 30.1
Public research institutes 3.0 17.8 40.3 38.9
Private research institutes 1.6 14.3 40.6 43.5
Conferences, trade fairs, exhibitions 10.2 40.3 36.6 12.9
Scientific/technical journals or trade publications 4.8 28.1 47.9 19.2
Professional and industry associations 3.5 20.7 46.4 29.4
Services Own enterprise or enterprise group 64.7 23.3 6.4 5.7
Suppliers of equipment, materials, components or software 18.6 40.7 24.2 16.5
Clients or customers from the private sector 23.5 38.2 22.4 15.9
Clients or customers from the public sector 12.0 20.9 33.0 34.2
Competitors or other enterprises in the industry 9.0 43.8 31.7 15.5
Consultants or commercial labs 2.9 19.7 37.8 39.5
Universities or other higher education institutions 4.5 16.2 32.3 47.0
Public research institutes 3.3 12.6 30.7 53.4
Private research institutes 2.2 10.8 29.6 57.4
Conferences, trade fairs, exhibitions 8.6 38.7 34.8 18.0
Scientific/technical journals or trade publications 4.2 24.9 46.6 24.4
Professional and industry associations 2.9 17.1 44.1 35.9

Source: Innovation 2016, Statistics Finland

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Updated 12.4.2018

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