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1. About the Innovation Survey

The Innovation Survey 2016 is part of the EU Community Innovation Survey 2016 (CIS2016) project coordinated by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union. The survey has been conducted in all Member States. The aim of the survey conducted every second year is to examine the prevalence and characteristics of the innovation activity made in enterprises.

In addition to questions from the EU’s harmonised questionnaire, the survey also included national questions on topical issues; big data and open public sector data and digitalisation in enterprises' business activity and cooperation between enterprises and universities.

The survey targeted a three-year period from 2014 to 2016 and covered enterprises employing at least ten persons in manufacturing – including mining and quarrying, electricity, gas and air-conditioning supply, and water supply and waste management – and in certain service industries. A more detailed description of the target population with the rest of the methodological description is included in the quality description on the home page of the statistics (only in Finnish).

The results of the survey can be found on the homepage of the statistics at Data in tables can be found in the appendix tables of this publication and in the database tables on the home page

Source: Innovation 2016, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mervi Niemi 029 551 3263, Heidi Pirkola 029 551 3246,

Director in charge: Sami Saarikivi

Updated 12.4.2018

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Innovation [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-4399. 2016, 1. About the Innovation Survey . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.3.2023].
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