Flash Eurobarometer 433 (Innobarometer 2016 – EU Business Innovation Trends)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • European Commission, Brussels
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS ITALIA, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia (Data Collector)
  • Demo Scope AG, Adligenswil, Switzerland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Custom Research Inc., New York, United States (Data Collector)
  • TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
    • Technology, Energy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Trade, industry and markets
    • Science and technology
  • Abstract

    Innovations in European companies. Topics: company’s attitudes towards design: central strategic element, integral element of development work, only used as last finish, not systematically used, not used at all; introduction since January 2013, of new or significantly improved: goods, services, processes, marketing strategies, organisational methods; percentage of the company’s turnover in 2015 due to innovative goods or services introduced since January 2013; share of total turnover invested in the following activities since January 2013 (in percent): training, software development, company reputation and branding, research and development, design of products and services, organisation of business process improvements, acquisition of equipment; encountered problems and respective significance with regard to the commercialisation of innovative goods or services since January 2013: lack of human resources, lack of financial resources, finding or using new technologies, high costs or complexity of meeting regulations or standards, difficulties in maintaining intellectual property rights, administrative or legal issues, lack of marketing expertise, market domination by established competitors, low demand, weak distribution channels; preferred measures of public support regarding the following issues in the commercialisation of innovative goods or services: meeting regulations or standards, accessing or reinforcing online selling, participating in conferences, trade fairs or exhibitions, staff training, issues regarding intellectual property rights, market-testing before launch, accessing or reinforcing company’s presence in export markets; share of total turnover in 2015 invested in innovation activities; planned development of the percentage of investment dedicated to innovation in the next twelve months; focus of planned investment: goods, services, processes, marketing strategies, organisational methods; main reasons for investment in innovation in the next twelve months; use of the following technologies: sustainable manufacturing technologies, IT-enabled intelligent manufacturing, high performance manufacturing; plans to use the aforementioned technologies in the next twelve months; most important skills to help improve company’s innovation activities over the next two years; areas with the highest benefit from the company’s innovations. Demography: information about the company: number of employees, year of establishment, takeover by or merging with another company since the beginning of 2013, independent or part of a group; total turnover in 2015; development of turnover since January 2013 (in percent); percentage of the company’s turnover in 2015 coming from: local sales, sales in the own country outside the area in which company is located, sales in EU countries (including Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein), sales in other countries. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; NACE-Code; size of company; nation group; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-19
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-16
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-12
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-17
    Czech Republic
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-19
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-19
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-12
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-19
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-18
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-17
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-19
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-17
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-17
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-11
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-16
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-13
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-11
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-12
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-16
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-17
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-19
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-19
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-18
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-18
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-18
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-17
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-18
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-18
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-18
    United Kingdom
  • 2016-02-02 / 2016-02-17
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-02-18
    United States
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • United States (US)
Sampled Universe
The FLASH EUROBAROMETER 433 survey covers businesses employing one or more persons in manufacturing (NACE category C), services (NACE categories G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, R) and the industry sector (NACE categories D, E, F) in the 28 Member States of the European Union, Switzerland and the USA.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Organization
    Number of Units: 14112
    Number of Variables: 241
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6771 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 433. Innobarometer 2016 – EU business innovation trends . Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, July 2016. DOI: 10.2873/56972.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2016-11-02