Research & Development, Innovation

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Economic growth is largely determined by research into and development of (innovative) products, services and business processes. Research (research) and development (development) activities result in innovation at many companies and institutions. Internationally comparable figures on these activities provide insight into the Dutch economy and competitiveness. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) provides these figures.

Submitting data

Have you received a letter from Statistics Netherlands? Than you can fill in the data over a secure internet connection and submit them.

To open the online questionnaire, go to

The username (gebruikersnaam) and password (wachtwoord) are provided in the letter you received. If you have lost the login details, you can request a new login codes.

Research results

Survey results on R&D and innovation can be found on StatLine:


Go to: CBS Contactcentrer.