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Community Innovation Survey

Name of the series - acronym, in original language
CIS
Abstract

The Community Innovation Survey (CIS) is based on innovation statistics, which are part of the EU science and technology statistics. The surveys are carried out every two years by EU Member States and a number of European Statistical System (ESS) member countries.  Compiling CIS data is voluntary, which means that different countries are involved in different survey years.

CIS measures innovation in enterprises. The survey, which contains comparable data across countries and over time, is designed to provide information on: 

  • the innovativeness of sectors by business type
  • the different types of innovation
  • various aspects of developing an innovation, such as the objectives, sources of information, public funding, innovation expenditure etc.

The survey provides statistics broken down by country, type of innovator, economic activity and size class.

Geographic coverage

BE, BG, CZ, DK, DE, EE, IE, EL, ES, FR, HR, IT, CY, LV, LT, LU, HU, MT, NL, AT, PL, PT, RO, SI, SK, FI, SE, NO, IS

Periodicity
other
Time method
Cross-section
Types of microdata available

CIS microdata are available as scientific use files (SUF - partially anonymised data) and as secure use files in Eurostat's Safe Centre (SC) in Luxembourg.

Other periodicity
every 2,5 years
Time period
2006
=>
2014

Types of available microdata

Consistency type

  Public Use Files Scientific Use Files Secure Use Files
public
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students
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phD students
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researches
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foreign researches
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Access mode

  Public Use Files Scientific Use Files Secure Use Files
online access
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for download
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onsite access
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remote access
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remote excecution
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Update date
15/12/2021