Official Statistics of Finland


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Innovation activity more widespread than before among enterprises in 2014 to 2016
12 Apr 2018
Enterprises reported innovation activity more frequently than before in 2014 to 2016. Altogether, 65 per cent of the surveyed enterprises had had innovation activity, while in earlier surveys, the corresponding share has been some 10 percentage points lower. These data derive from Statistics Finland's survey that examined the generality and characteristics of enterprises innovation activity. The survey is part of the EU survey made every two years.

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23 Apr 2020

Description: The innovation survey carried out every second year is part of the joint project Community Innovation Survey (CIS) coordinated by Eurostat and made in all EU Member States. The main objective of the innovation survey is to examine the generality of innovation activity by enterprises and to chart the characteristics and measures related to innovation activity. The survey makes use of an EU harmonised data collection questionnaire and uniform definitions and methods. The key concepts of the survey are based on the definitions of OECD and Eurostat (Oslo Manual, Guidelines for collecting and interpreting innovation data, 3rd edition, OECD 2005). The statistics are statutory (Finland's Statistics Act 280/2004) and 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)).
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Keywords: business enterprises, innovation, innovations, product development, research and development activity.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Innovation [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-4399. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 2.4.2020].
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