Innovazione delle imprese italiane

The Italian Innovation Survey (Community Innovation Survey, CIS): microdata for research purposes

The Italian Innovation Survey covers innovation activities of the Italian enterprises with at least ten employees operative in industry and services. In particular, the survey collects information about new or significantly improved goods or services (product innovations) and new or significantly improved processes, logistics or distribution methods (process innovations), as well as about organizational and marketing innovation. Most questions refer to product and process innovations: to this regard, the survey provides a wide and articulated set of indicators on innovation activities, innovation expenditure, public funding, sources of information for innovation, innovation co-operation and innovation objectives.
The survey is part of the Eu Community Innovation Survey (Cis), carried out on a two-year basis (from 2004 onwards) by all Eu Member States and candidate countries, plus Norway and Iceland, following the Commission Regulation No 1450/2004, which establishes the legal basis for innovation statistics and makes it compulsory to deliver data every two years on some key variables. Since 2000, Cis has become one of the major sources of data for the European Innovation Scoreboard, and it has been confirmed by the European Commission one of the flagship initiatives for measuring the performances of the Innovation Union within the Eu2020 strategy.

enterprise, innovation, investments, microdata for research purposes, production structure, research and development
Enterprises, Industry and construction, Services
document typology:
Reference period
Years 2010, 2006-2008, 2002-2004, 1998-2000
Date of publication
14 April 2015
Metadata 2010
(zip 1 MB)
Metadata 2006-2008
(zip 977 KB)
Metadata 2002-2004
(zip 1 MB)
Metadata 1998-2000
(zip 418 KB)
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