Flash Eurobarometer 415 (Innobarometer 2015 - The Innovation Trends at EU Enterprises)

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)
  • Léger Schweiz, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland (Data Collector)
  • Kantar Operations, 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 2012, of new or significantly improved: goods, services, processes, marketing strategies, organisational methods; percentage of the company’s turnover in 2014 due to innovative goods or services introduced since January 2012; share of total turnover invested in the following activities since January 2012 (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 2012: 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 2014 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, ICT-enabled intelligent manufacturing, high performance manufacturing; plans to use the aforementioned technologies in the next twelve months; activities of the company regarding public procurement contracts since January 2012: won at least one contract, submission of at least one tender with unknown outcome, submission of at least one tender without success, investigation of opportunities without submitting a tender, never submitted a tender or investigated opportunities; inclusion of innovations in won public procurement contract. Demography: information about the company: number of employees, year of establishment, takeover by or merging with another company since the beginning of 2012, independent or part of a group; total turnover in 2014; development of turnover since January 2012 (in percent); percentage of the company’s turnover in 2014 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
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-25
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-20
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-19
  • 2015-02-03 / 2015-02-17
    Czech Republic
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-20
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-18
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-11
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-20
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-19
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-20
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-17
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-18
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-18
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-11
    Republic of Cyprus
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-20
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-18
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-19
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-18
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-18
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-17
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-20
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-20
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-20
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-25
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-12
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-20
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-20
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-20
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-20
    United Kingdom
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-20
  • 2015-02-03 / 2015-02-24
    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 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. Whenever a company was eligible the selected 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: 14118
    Number of Variables: 192
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6589 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 415. Innobarometer 2015 - The innovation trends at EU enterprises. 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, September 2015. DOI: 10.2873/001395.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2015-11-12