Enterprises with innovation; key figures


This table gives an overview of the number of enterprises in The Netherlands that conducted technological innovation projects, or have conducted these with or without success. These enterprises are called innovators. Innovators with realised innovations are divided into enterprises realising product innovations and enterprises realising process innovations. The table also includes data on innovators which co-operate with other partners in technological innovation projects.

The table only consists of figures on technological innovations, not on non-technological innovations (e.g. organisational innovation and marketing innovation).

The data are the results of the two-yearly community innovation survey. Each survey reports on three years, for example 2010 up to and including 2012 (this is the reference period). The last year in a survey is the same as the first year in the subsequent survey. That means the periods partially overlap.

Data available from: 1994.

Status of the figures:
All figures up to 2012-2014 are final and the figures of 2014-2016 are revised provisional.

Changes as of August 22 2018:
The provisional results of the innovation survey 2014-2016 have been adjusted and are revised provisional.

When will new figures be published?
The final results of the innovation survey 2014-2016 will be published at the end of 2018.

Enterprises with innovation; key figures

Periods InnovatorsTotal technological innovators (number) InnovatorsAs % of the population (%) Innovators with realised innovationsTotal technological innovators (number) Innovators with realised innovationsProduct innovators (% of enterprises realised innovations) Innovators with realised innovationsProcess innovators (% of enterprises realised innovations) Innovation Co-operation (number)
2000 - 2002 11,755 20 10,294 83 58 3,848
2002 - 2004 14,450 25 13,770 70 71 5,406
2004 - 2006 15,464 25 14,688 69 68 5,585
2006 - 2008 14,152 25 13,301 73 67 5,393
2008 - 2010 20,248 38 19,547 72 72 6,000
2010 - 2012 16,823 31 15,700 73 63 5,133
2012 - 2014 19,043 37 17,252 68 67 7,155
2014 - 2016 19,916 38 18,688 69 64 5,802
Source: CBS.
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