The UK Innovation Survey: headline findings 2014 to 2016

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Document type
Survey
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Publisher
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Date of publication
18 April 2018
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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The UK Innovation Survey (UKIS) is the main data source for business innovation in the UK. This report presents the headline findings from the UK Innovation Survey 2017 (UKIS 2017), covering the three-year period from 2014 to 2016.

Some of the key results were:

  • The proportion of innovation active firms has fallen slightly;
  • Large firms were more likely to have innovated than small and medium enterprises (SMEs);
  • The proportion of innovation active businesses has fallen in nearly every industry; and
  • Innovation has decreased in most regions and countries.

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