63% of the Austrian enterprises have in the years 2016 to 2018 either introduced new or improved goods or services onto the market, implemented new or improved business processes in their enterprise, or conducted activities which targeted at the introduction of an innovation. Thus they can be called “innovation active”. These are the results of the innovation survey “CIS 2018” by STATISTICS AUSTRIA among 2,800 enterprises of 10 or more employed persons 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.
35% of enterprises introduced new or improved goods or services onto the market in the reference period. 27% have introduced new or improved goods, and 23% new or improved services. In 2018, around 14.9% of total turnover fell upon these product innovations. 6.3% of total turnover accounted for market novelties, 8.6% fell upon product innovations which were not new to the market, but only new to the enterprise. Altogether, 23% of the enterprises introduced at least one market novelty onto their market between 2016 and 2018. In 55% of the enterprises new or improved business processes were introduced. These business process innovations included; New or improved methods for producing goods or providing services; new or improved logistics, delivery or distribution methods; new or improved methods for information processing or communication; new or improved methods for accounting or other administrative operations; new or improved business practices for organising procedures or external relations; new or improved methods of organising work responsibility, decision making or human resource management; new or improved marketing methods.
€9.8 billion were spent in total on innovation activities. 83% of those expenditures fell upon research and development (R&D) and 17% onto further innovation activities, such as the acquisition of highly developed machinery or external knowledge resp. training or design activities for innovations.
18% of all enterprises cooperated with other enterprises or institutions on their innovation activities. Universities or other higher education institutions were the cooperation partners most often reported. 61% of all innovators with innovation cooperation collaborated with this type of institutions.
The “lack of skilled employees” as well as the setting of “different priorities within the own enterprise” were those hampering factors for innovations which were quoted most often by enterprises with a degree of “high importance”.
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|Results (overview): Innovation active enterprises in the years 2016-2018 by type of innovation|
|Enterprises with product innovations by type of product innovation in the years 2016-2018|
|Enterprises with product innovation and market novelties in the years 2016-2018|
|Turnover with product innovations 2018|
|Enterprises with business process innovations in the years 2016-2018; part 1|
|Enterprises with business process innovations in the years 2016-2018; part 2|
|Innovation expenditure of enterprises 2018|
|Innovation expenditures as percentage of turnover 2018|
|Share of enterprises with cooperation with third parties in the years 2016-2018 among all enterprises; part 1|
|Share of enterprises with cooperation with third parties in the years 2016-2018 among all enterprises; part 2|
|Enterprises with innovation cooperation in the years 2016-2018 by cooperation partner; part 1|
|Enterprises with innovation cooperation in the years 2016-2018 by cooperation partner; part 2|
|Barriers to innovation in the years 2016-2018 whose importance was considered of „high‟ degree|
|Comparison of selected indicators of the innovation surveys CIS 2008, CIS 2010, CIS 2012, CIS 2014, CIS 2016 and CIS 2018|
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