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ZA5907: Flash Eurobarometer 394 (The Role of Public Support in the Commercialisation of Innovations)

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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 394 (The Role of Public Support in the Commercialisation of Innovations). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5907 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5907
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 394 (The Role of Public Support in the Commercialisation of Innovations)
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-8-28,
Date of Collection22.01.2014 - 11.02.2014
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractThe 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.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
Topics Topics
  • 8 Trade, industry and markets
  • 8.2 Business/industrial management and organisation


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 of America (US)
UniverseBusinesses 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.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS ITALIA, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; Léger Schweiz, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland; TNS CUSTOM RESEARCH, New York, USA; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 22.01.2014 - 11.02.2014 (total)
  • 22.01.2014 - 11.02.2014 (Belgium)
  • 22.01.2014 - 05.02.2014 (Bulgaria)
  • 22.01.2014 - 05.02.2014 (Czech Republic)
  • 23.01.2014 - 10.02.2014 (Denmark)
  • 22.01.2014 - 04.02.2014 (Germany)
  • 22.01.2014 - 03.02.2014 (Estonia)
  • 22.01.2014 - 11.02.2014 (Ireland)
  • 22.01.2014 - 11.02.2014 (Greece)
  • 23.01.2014 - 11.02.2014 (Spain)
  • 22.01.2014 - 11.02.2014 (France)
  • 22.01.2014 - 06.02.2014 (Croatia)
  • 22.01.2014 - 06.02.2014 (Italy)
  • 22.01.2014 - 06.02.2014 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 22.01.2014 - 03.02.2014 (Latvia)
  • 22.01.2014 - 29.01.2014 (Lithuania)
  • 22.01.2014 - 11.02.2014 (Luxembourg)
  • 22.01.2014 - 07.02.2014 (Hungary)
  • 22.01.2014 - 02.02.2014 (Malta)
  • 22.01.2014 - 11.02.2014 (Netherlands)
  • 22.01.2014 - 06.02.2014 (Austria)
  • 22.01.2014 - 10.02.2014 (Poland)
  • 22.01.2014 - 11.02.2014 (Portugal)
  • 22.01.2014 - 04.02.2014 (Romania)
  • 22.01.2014 - 05.02.2014 (Slovenia)
  • 22.01.2014 - 11.02.2014 (Slovakia)
  • 22.01.2014 - 11.02.2014 (Finnland)
  • 22.01.2014 - 07.02.2014 (Sweden)
  • 22.01.2014 - 11.02.2014 (United Kingdom)
  • 23.01.2014 - 07.02.2014 (Switzerland)
  • 27.01.2014 - 11.02.2014 (United States)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2014-8-28 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 12108
Number of Variables: 182
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • 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.
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Manager samples and enterprise issues : Innovation