Flash Eurobarometer 394 (The Role of Public Support in the Commercialisation of Innovations)

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 Lithuania, 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)
  • Léger Schweiz, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland (Data Collector)
  • TNS CUSTOM RESEARCH, New York, USA (Data Collector)
  • TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Trade, industry and markets
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
  • Abstract

    The significance of public support in the commercialisation of innovations of companies. Topics: introduction of innovation in the company since the beginning of 2011 regarding new or significantly improved goods, services, processes, marketing strategies, or organisational structures; percentage of the company’s turnover in 2013 due to innovative goods and services introduced since January 2011; activities of the company since January 2011 to apply for more patents or trademarks or to carry out research and development; contribution of the following groups to ideas for innovation since January 2011: employees, management, other companies, universities or research organisations, public sector organisations, individual consumers; obtained financial support from the following public authorities for research and development since January 2011: local or regional governments or administrations, national government or administration, European Union; importance of the financial support obtained for developing innovations in the last 3 years; received financial or non-financial support from government or administrative body to support commercialisation of innovative goods or services since January 2011 in order to: meet regulations or standards, develop a marketing plan, develop a prototype, train staff, apply for or manage intellectual property rights, market-testing, sell in export markets; importance of the support obtained for commercialising innovations in the last 3 years; collaboration with the following partners for marketing, distributing, or promoting innovating goods or services since January 2011: competitor, partner company or external consultant, client company or individual consumers, public sector organisation; occurrence of the following problems during the process of commercialisation: lack of financial resources, lack of marketing expertise, cost or complexity of meeting regulations or standards, market dominated by established competitors, low demand for innovative goods or services, difficulties in maintaining intellectual property rights, lack of market standards and regulations, weak distribution channels; commercialisation of innovation in the own company; assessment of the competition of the company in its main market; number of competitors in the main market; importance of selected customers for the sale of innovative goods or services in 2013: other companies, public sector organisations, individual customers; activities of the company regarding public procurement since January 2011: investigation of opportunities without submitting a tender, submission of at least one tender without success, submission of at least one tender with unknown outcome, won at least one public procurement contract; selling of innovative goods or services as part of a won public procurement contract; involvement of the company in public procurement of innovative solutions since January 2011. Demography: information about the company: number of employees (full-time equivalent), year of establishment, target group, takeover by or merging with another company since the beginning of 2011; total turnover in 2013; development of turnover in 2013 (in percent); percentage of the company’s turnover in 2013 coming from exports. Additionally coded was: NACE-Code; size of company; nation group; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-11
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-11
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-05
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-05
    Czech Republic
  • 2014-01-23 / 2014-02-10
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-04
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-03
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-11
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-11
  • 2014-01-23 / 2014-02-11
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-11
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-06
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-06
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-06
    Republic of Cyprus
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-03
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-01-29
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-11
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-07
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-02
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-11
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-06
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-10
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-11
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-04
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-05
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-11
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-11
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-07
  • 2014-01-22 / 2014-02-11
    United Kingdom
  • 2014-01-23 / 2014-02-07
  • 2014-01-27 / 2014-02-11
    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
Businesses employing one or more persons in the Manufacturing (NACE category C), Retails (NACE category G), Services (NACE categories H/I/J/K/L/M/N/R) and Industry (NACE categories D/E/F) sectors in the 28 Member States of the European Union, Switzerland an the USA. The respondent had to be a general manager, a financial director or a significant owner.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Organization
    Number of Units: 12108
    Number of Variables: 182
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5907 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 394: The role of public support in the commercialisation of innovations. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry. Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, May 2014. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_394_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 17 | Registration Date: 2014-09-03