Various innovation rates, by firm size

National data

Various innovation rates - %

Results extrapolated to the targeted population of enterprises [both innovators and non-innovators]

 200620082010201220142016
Belgium
  Technological innovation only151317171822
  Non-technological innovation only1110109116
  Both technological and non-technological373533303540
  Non-innovator374240443632
Netherlands
  Technological innovation only--1519162227
  Non-technological innovation only--1010787
  Both technological and non-technological--2028292525
  Non-innovator--5543494540
France
  Technological innovation only--109111411
  Non-technological innovation only--1519171615
  Both technological and non-technological--2525262732
  Non-innovator--5047474442
Germany
  Technological innovation only--1118191617
  Non-technological innovation only--1615121414
  Both technological and non-technological--5347363633
  Non-innovator--2021333336
Austria
  Technological innovation only--121381210
  Non-technological innovation only--1313151514
  Both technological and non-technological--3131313338
  Non-innovator--4444464138
United Kingdom
  Technological innovation only----9111518
  Non-technological innovation only----12161914
  Both technological and non-technological----24232626
  Non-innovator----56504041
Europe 28
  Technological innovation only----12121314
  Non-technological innovation only----14131211
  Both technological and non-technological----27242426
  Non-innovator----47515149

The period under consideration corresponds to the 3-year period ending with the indicated year.

Small enterprises - Various innovation rates - %

Results extrapolated to the targeted population of enterprises [both innovators and non-innovators]

 200620082010201220142016
Belgium
  Technological innovation only151317171821
  Non-technological innovation only11101010116
  Both technological and non-technological333128253037
  Non-innovator414646494136
Netherlands
  Technological innovation only--1419152127
  Non-technological innovation only--109787
  Both technological and non-technological--1624262222
  Non-innovator--6048535044
France
  Technological innovation only--98101311
  Non-technological innovation only--1520171615
  Both technological and non-technological--2121222328
  Non-innovator--5551514846
Germany
  Technological innovation only--1119201717
  Non-technological innovation only--1817121513
  Both technological and non-technological--4941313228
  Non-innovator--2224373742
Austria
  Technological innovation only--111281210
  Non-technological innovation only--1413161614
  Both technological and non-technological--2526252733
  Non-innovator--4949514643
United Kingdom
  Technological innovation only----8101417
  Non-technological innovation only----12172014
  Both technological and non-technological----23222526
  Non-innovator----57514243
Europe 28
  Technological innovation only----12111213
  Non-technological innovation only----14131211
  Both technological and non-technological----23212022
  Non-innovator----51555554

The period under consideration corresponds to the 3-year period ending with the indicated year.

Medium size enterprises - Various innovation rates - %

Results extrapolated to the targeted population of enterprises [both innovators and non-innovators]

 200620082010201220142016
Belgium
  Technological innovation only151518191926
  Non-technological innovation only121197126
  Both technological and non-technological474651434348
  Non-innovator262822312620
Netherlands
  Technological innovation only--1819192828
  Non-technological innovation only--1112898
  Both technological and non-technological--3139383535
  Non-innovator--4030342929
France
  Technological innovation only--1613151713
  Non-technological innovation only--1518161614
  Both technological and non-technological--3637353841
  Non-innovator--3432343032
Germany
  Technological innovation only--1015161517
  Non-technological innovation only--1311121516
  Both technological and non-technological--6160474545
  Non-innovator--1614262522
Austria
  Technological innovation only--1415101312
  Non-technological innovation only--1111151415
  Both technological and non-technological--4546464751
  Non-innovator--3029292623
United Kingdom
  Technological innovation only----10151922
  Non-technological innovation only----13151715
  Both technological and non-technological----28273029
  Non-innovator----49433435
Europe 28
  Technological innovation only----14141717
  Non-technological innovation only----13121212
  Both technological and non-technological----38343335
  Non-innovator----35403937

The period under consideration corresponds to the 3-year period ending with the indicated year.

Large enterprises - Various innovation rates - %

Results extrapolated to the targeted population of enterprises [both innovators and non-innovators]

 200620082010201220142016
Belgium
  Technological innovation only131415171621
  Non-technological innovation only878893
  Both technological and non-technological686364596165
  Non-innovator111613161411
Netherlands
  Technological innovation only--1316162527
  Non-technological innovation only--1391098
  Both technological and non-technological--5260434544
  Non-innovator--2215322122
France
  Technological innovation only--1413141714
  Non-technological innovation only--1113111110
  Both technological and non-technological--5658565659
  Non-innovator--1816191618
Germany
  Technological innovation only--911171218
  Non-technological innovation only--79121112
  Both technological and non-technological--7874637162
  Non-innovator--56869
Austria
  Technological innovation only--12121087
  Non-technological innovation only--98878
  Both technological and non-technological--6567667570
  Non-innovator--1412161114
United Kingdom
  Technological innovation only----11162124
  Non-technological innovation only----8131516
  Both technological and non-technological----28283233
  Non-innovator----53443128
Europe 28
  Technological innovation only----13151617
  Non-technological innovation only------111010
  Both technological and non-technological----56505251
  Non-innovator----21242223

The period under consideration corresponds to the 3-year period ending with the indicated year.

Regional data

Various innovation rates - %

Results extrapolated to the targeted population of enterprises [both innovators and non-innovators]

 200620082010201220142016
Belgium
  Technological innovation only151317171822
  Non-technological innovation only1110109116
  Both technological and non-technological373533303540
  Non-innovator374240443632
Brussels-Capital Region
  Technological innovation only9812161315
  Non-technological innovation only14131312133
  Both technological and non-technological393438283047
  Non-innovator394437444335
Flemish Region
  Technological innovation only161419182024
  Non-technological innovation only101088116
  Both technological and non-technological383633313739
  Non-innovator364039443232
Walloon Region
  Technological innovation only151210141321
  Non-technological innovation only13111213116
  Both technological and non-technological332931272941
  Non-innovator394847464732
Europe 28
  Technological innovation only----12121314
  Non-technological innovation only----14131211
  Both technological and non-technological----27242426
  Non-innovator----47515149

The period under consideration corresponds to the 3-year period ending with the indicated year.

Small enterprises - Various innovation rates - %

Results extrapolated to the targeted population of enterprises [both innovators and non-innovators]

 200620082010201220142016
Belgium
  Technological innovation only151317171821
  Non-technological innovation only11101010116
  Both technological and non-technological333128253037
  Non-innovator414646494136
Brussels-Capital Region
  Technological innovation only9814161412
  Non-technological innovation only13121314134
  Both technological and non-technological342829182343
  Non-innovator445144525041
Flemish Region
  Technological innovation only161419182023
  Non-technological innovation only91098117
  Both technological and non-technological343227263335
  Non-innovator404445483635
Walloon Region
  Technological innovation only161010141220
  Non-technological innovation only13111114106
  Both technological and non-technological302827242639
  Non-innovator415151495236
Europe 28
  Technological innovation only----12111213
  Non-technological innovation only----14131211
  Both technological and non-technological----23212022
  Non-innovator----51555554

The period under consideration corresponds to the 3-year period ending with the indicated year.

Medium size enterprises - Various innovation rates - %

Results extrapolated to the targeted population of enterprises [both innovators and non-innovators]

 200620082010201220142016
Belgium
  Technological innovation only151518191926
  Non-technological innovation only121197126
  Both technological and non-technological474651434348
  Non-innovator262822312620
Brussels-Capital Region
  Technological innovation only11610181025
  Non-technological innovation only1818189162
  Both technological and non-technological434750384350
  Non-innovator292922353122
Flemish Region
  Technological innovation only171721202026
  Non-technological innovation only11966126
  Both technological and non-technological484953454448
  Non-innovator242619282420
Walloon Region
  Technological innovation only121711161625
  Non-technological innovation only1313158127
  Both technological and non-technological463243383949
  Non-innovator293831383220
Europe 28
  Technological innovation only----14141717
  Non-technological innovation only----13121212
  Both technological and non-technological----38343335
  Non-innovator----35403937

The period under consideration corresponds to the 3-year period ending with the indicated year.

Large enterprises - Various innovation rates - %

Results extrapolated to the targeted population of enterprises [both innovators and non-innovators]

 200620082010201220142016
Belgium
  Technological innovation only131415171621
  Non-technological innovation only878893
  Both technological and non-technological686364596165
  Non-innovator111613161411
Brussels-Capital Region
  Technological innovation only912112159
  Non-technological innovation only987874
  Both technological and non-technological755982726378
  Non-innovator721109159
Flemish Region
  Technological innovation only141422191524
  Non-technological innovation only9666112
  Both technological and non-technological666458546263
  Non-innovator111614201312
Walloon Region
  Technological innovation only141810132322
  Non-technological innovation only39151667
  Both technological and non-technological686464585460
  Non-innovator15811131711
Europe 28
  Technological innovation only----13151617
  Non-technological innovation only------111010
  Both technological and non-technological----56505251
  Non-innovator----21242223

The period under consideration corresponds to the 3-year period ending with the indicated year.

Description

  •  24/05/2019

Share of enterprises with the following types of innovation:

  • “Technological innovation only”: enterprises that have product, process, abandoned and/or ongoing product or process innovations activities, but no organizational or marketing innovations during the reference period.
  • “Non-technological innovation only”: enterprises that have organizational and/or marketing innovations but no product, process, abandoned or ongoing product / process innovations activities during the reference period.
  • “Both technological and non-technological innovations”: enterprises that have product, process, abandoned and/or ongoing product or process innovations activities, AND also organizational and/or marketing innovations during the reference period.
  • “Non-innovators”: enterprises that had no innovation activities during the reference period: no product, process, ongoing or abandoned, no organizational or marketing innovations.

The period under consideration corresponds to the 3-year period ending with the indicated year.

The following size classes are considered:

  • Small firms: 10 to 49 employees,
  • Medium-sized firms: 50 to 249 employees,
  • Large firms: 250 employees or more.

Results are extrapolated to the total targeted population of enterprises. Enterprises considered have 10 or more employees and are in manufacturing, mining and quarrying and other industry; wholesale trade; transportation and storage; information and communication; financial and insurance activities; select professional, scientific, and technical activities.

Note: The core set of services sectors to be covered in CIS was slightly expanded from CIS 2012 on, per Eurostat’s guidelines. The number of enterprises in the divisions added is not very numerous, however; adding them adds roughly 3% to the total targeted population of enterprises. Hence, results between the various years should still be roughly comparable, despite the slight expansion of NACE sectors covered.

For more information, visit: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/en/inn_cis8_esms.htm

Other languages

  • Taux d'innovation
  • Innovatiegraad

Source: Eurostat, Community Innovation Survey (CIS), Belgian Science Policy.