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ZA6771: Flash Eurobarometer 433 (Innobarometer 2016 – EU Business Innovation Trends)

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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2016): Flash Eurobarometer 433 (Innobarometer 2016 – EU Business Innovation Trends). TNS opinion, Brussels [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6771 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6771
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 433 (Innobarometer 2016 – EU Business Innovation Trends)
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-10-24,
Date of Collection01.02.2016 - 19.02.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractInnovations 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.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
  • Technology, Energy
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 8 Trade, industry and markets
  • 18 Science and technology


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)
UniverseThe 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.
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 LT, 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; Demo Scope AG, Adligenswil, Switzerland; TNS Custom Research Inc., New York, United States; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 01.02.2016 - 19.02.2016 (total)
  • 01.02.2016 - 16.02.2016 (Belgium)
  • 01.02.2016 - 12.02.2016 (Bulgaria)
  • 01.02.2016 - 17.02.2016 (Czech Republic)
  • 01.02.2016 - 19.02.2016 (Denmark)
  • 01.02.2016 - 19.02.2016 (Germany)
  • 01.02.2016 - 12.02.2016 (Estonia)
  • 01.02.2016 - 19.02.2016 (Ireland)
  • 01.02.2016 - 18.02.2016 (Greece)
  • 01.02.2016 - 17.02.2016 (Spain)
  • 01.02.2016 - 19.02.2016 (France)
  • 01.02.2016 - 17.02.2016 (Croatia)
  • 01.02.2016 - 17.02.2016 (Italy)
  • 01.02.2016 - 11.02.2016 (Cyprus)
  • 01.02.2016 - 16.02.2016 (Latvia)
  • 01.02.2016 - 13.02.2016 (Lithuania)
  • 01.02.2016 - 11.02.2016 (Luxembourg)
  • 01.02.2016 - 12.02.2016 (Hungary)
  • 01.02.2016 - 16.02.2016 (Malta)
  • 01.02.2016 - 17.02.2016 (Netherlands)
  • 01.02.2016 - 19.02.2016 (Austria)
  • 01.02.2016 - 19.02.2016 (Poland)
  • 01.02.2016 - 18.02.2016 (Portugal)
  • 01.02.2016 - 18.02.2016 (Romania)
  • 01.02.2016 - 18.02.2016 (Slovenia)
  • 01.02.2016 - 17.02.2016 (Slovakia)
  • 01.02.2016 - 18.02.2016 (Finland)
  • 01.02.2016 - 18.02.2016 (Sweden)
  • 01.02.2016 - 18.02.2016 (United Kingdom)
  • 02.02.2016 - 17.02.2016 (Switzerland)
  • 01.02.2016 - 18.02.2016 (United States)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-10-24 Archive release
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

Number of Units: 14112
Number of Variables: 241


  • 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.
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    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.
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