Community Innovation Survey (CIS)

Description of dataset

The Community Innovation Survey (CIS) based innovation statistics are part of the EU science and technology statistics. Surveys are carried out with two years' frequency by EU member states and number of ESS member countries.  Compiling CIS data is voluntary to the countries, which means that in different surveys years different countries are involved.

The CIS is a survey of innovation activity in enterprises. The harmonised survey is designed to provide information on the innovativeness of sectors by type of enterprises, on the different types of innovation and on various aspects of the development of an innovation, such as the objectives, the sources of information, the public funding, the innovation expenditures etc. The CIS provides statistics broken down by countries, type of innovators, economic activities and size classes.

New microdata release normally takes place two and half years after the end of the survey reference period. CIS microdata are available as scientific-use files (SUF - partially anonymised data) and as secure-use files in the Safe Centre (SC) at Eurostat's premises in Luxembourg.

CIS Survey questionnaires are available on CIRCABC site

  CIS 2014 CIS 2012 CIS 2010 CIS  2008 CIS 2006 CIS 4 CIS 3
  SUF SC SUF SC SUF SC SUF SC SUF SC SUF SC SUF SC
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IS                       x x x

x = available/verfügbar/disponible