61.5% of enterprises were innovative
During the period 2014-2016, 61.5% of enterprises with ten or more employees reported some form of innovation activity. The ratio was 60.4% for enterprises with 10-49 employees, 65% for 50-249 size group and 70.4% for enterprises with 250 or more employees.
Proportion of innovative enterprises in industry was 64.5%, while it was 57.7% for services.
47.3% of enterprises were product and/or process innovative
47.3% of enterprises were classified as product and/or process innovative (including abandoned/suspended and ongoing activities) during the period 2014-2016. The enterprises engaged in product and process innovation were calculated 31.8% and 34% respectively.
50.8% of enterprises engaged in organisation and/or marketing innovation
50.8% of enterprises were reported organisational and/or marketing innovative during the period 2014-2016. In this context, the proportion of organisational innovation was 34%, while it was 42% for marketing innovation.
Main innovation indicators, 2014-2016
27.6% of enterprises received public financial support
During the period of 2014-2016, 27.6% of product and/or process (including abandoned/suspended and ongoing activities) innovators received public financial support. 94.3% of enterprises received funds from central government. 12.6% of them received from local and regional authorities and 2.8% were supported by institutions from the European Union.
23% of product and/or process innovators cooperated with other enterprises and organisations
23% of product and/or process (including abandoned/suspended and ongoing activities) innovators cooperated with other enterprises and organisations. 88.2% of them cooperated with other enterprises within same enterprise group.
According to the information collected within the survey, the ratio for cooperation with national partners was observed 97%, 35% for European countries and 28.4% for partners from other countries.
New methods of organising work responsibilities and decision making was the most common method for organisation innovation
34% of enterprises were organisational innovative during the period 2014-2016. The most common organisational innovation type in enterprises was 79.5% with carrying out new methods of organising work responsibilities and decision making. It was followed by new business practices for organising procedures with 70.5% and new methods of organising external relations with other firms or public institutions with 29.2%.
New methods of pricing goods or services was the most common method for marketing innovation
42% of enterprises were reported as marketing innovative during the period 2014-2016. The highest proportion for organisational innovation type in enterprises was 63.7% (methods of pricing goods or services). It was followed by significant changes to the aesthetic design or packaging of a good or service with 57.7%, new media or techniques for product promotion with 57% and new methods for product placement or sales channels categories with 49.9% respectively.
Most of the non-innovators had no compelling reason to innovate
During the period 2014-2016, 38.5% of enterprises were classified as non innovators. While 82.2% of these enterprises reported that they had no compelling reason to innovate, 17.8% of them considered innovation, but it was found that barriers to innovation was too large.