Innovation in the business enterprise sector

Innovation statistics

62% of the Austrian enterprises have either introduced new or significantly improved products onto the market, introduced new or significantly improved processes in their enterprise, implemented an organisational or a marketing innovation, or at least carried out innovation activities aimed at introducing product or process innovations over the period 2014-2016. Thus they can be called “innovation active”. These are the results of the innovation survey “CIS 2016” by STATISTICS AUSTRIA among 3 000 enterprises of 10 or more employees in the following economic sectors: Mining and quarrying; manufacturing; electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply; water supply; wholesale trade; transportation and storage; information and communication; financial and insurance activities; architectural and engineering activities; research and development; advertising and market research.

34% of enterprises introduced new or significantly improved goods or services onto the market. In 2016, around 12.6% of total turnover fell upon these product innovations. 5.4% of total turnover accounted for market novelties, 7.2% fell upon product innovations which were not new to the market, but new to the enterprise. Altogether, 23% of the enterprises introduced market novelties onto their market between 2014 and 2016. In 36% of the enterprises new or significantly improved processes were introduced. These process innovations included new or significantly improved methods for manufacturing goods or services, new or significantly improved logistics, delivery or distribution methods, and new or significantly improved support activities for processes. 48% of all enterprises have either introduced product or process innovations or had innovation activities targeting at the introduction of such innovation, and were therefore “technological innovators”.

€8.9 billion were spent in total on innovations. 69% of innovation expenditure fell upon intramural R&D expenditure and 20% upon the acquisition of machinery and equipment for innovation.

50% of all “technological innovators” cooperated with other enterprises or institutions for their innovations. Suppliers are the type of partners which were most often reported.

41% of all enterprises have introduced organisational innovations. These are new organisational methods in the enterprise’s business practices, workplace organisation or external relations. 35% of enterprises reported the introduction of a marketing innovation, which covers the implementation of a new marketing concept or strategy. 52% of all enterprises have introduced at least one of these two innovation types (“non-technological innovators”).

Please refer to our German website for tables containing further information.

Results (overview): Enterprises with innovation activities 2014-2016
Innovation active enterprises in the years 2014-2016
Enterprises with product innovations in the years 2014-2016
Enterprises with product innovation and market novelties in the years 2014-2016
Turnover with product innovations 2016
Enterprises with process innovations in the years 2014-2016
Enterprises with innovation cooperation in the years 2014-2016
Enterprises with innovation cooperation in the years 2014-2016 by cooperation partner
Innovation expenditure of enterprises 2016
Enterprises with organisational innovations in the years 2014-2016
Enterprises with marketing innovations in the years 2014-2016
Hampering factors for innovation of „high“ importance in the years 2014-2016

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