Percentage of businesses which are innovation-active

What is the Indicator?

The UK definition of innovation follows the definition adopted by the EU statistical agency Eurostat. This definition of ‘innovation active’ includes any of the activities described below that enterprises were engaged in during the survey period:

1. Introduction of a new or significantly improved product (good or service) or process;

2. Engagement in innovation projects not yet complete or abandoned;

3. New and significantly improved forms of organisation, business structures or practices and marketing concepts or strategies;

4. Investment activities in areas such as internal research and development, training, acquisition of external knowledge or machinery and equipment linked to innovation



1. 新しいまたは大幅に改善された製品(商品またはサービス)またはプロセスの導入;

2. 完了していない、または中断されたイノベーションプロジェクトへの取り組み;

3. 新しいおよび大幅に改善された組織形態、ビジネス構造または実践、マーケティングの概念または戦略;

4. 内部研究開発、トレーニング、外部知識またはイノベーションに関連する機械および装置の取得などの投資活動

Percentage of businesses in Wales that were innovative
2018-20: 44%


What does the data say?

In the period 2018-20 Wales had the eighth highest proportion of innovative firms with 44%, which was up from 34% on the previous period 2016-18.

Spending on research and development in Wales remains relatively low compared to many other parts of the UK.




Contact email: economic.stats@gov.wales

Last update: May 2022

Next update:  To be confirmed

Source: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Designation: National Statistics

External links:

Link to Data: [Department for Business, Innovation and Skills](https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-innovation-skills)

- Release: [UK Innovation Survey](https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-innovation-survey-2019-main-report)

連絡先メール: economic.stats@gov.wales

最終更新日: 2022年5月

次回更新日: 未定

出典: ビジネス、イノベーションおよびスキル省

指定: 国家統計


- データリンク: [ビジネス、イノベーションおよびスキル省]

- リリース: [UKイノベーション調査]]


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