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Technological Innovation and Non-Techonological. Companies

Technological Innovation and Non-Techonological. Companies Catalonia. 2016
Value Variation (%) (%) over total companies
Innovation companies 9,282 -1.8 32.9
Companies with technological innovation 4,024 -6.5 14.3
Companies with non-technological innovation 7,933 0.4 28.1
Units: Companies.
Source: Idescat, based on data of the Innovation in Companies Survey of INE.
Notes: (EN)
- Empreses amb seu a Catalunya.
- Empreses amb innovació tecnològica o no tecnològica en l'any de referència o en algun dels dos anteriors.
Technological Innovation and Non-Techonological. Companies Spain. 2016
Value Variation (%) (%) over total companies
Innovation companies 41,830 1.1 28.9
Companies with technological innovation 18,475 3.1 12.8
Companies with non-technological innovation 35,450 5.0 24.5
Units: Companies.
Source: INE. Innovation in Companies Survey.
Nota: (EN) Empreses amb innovació tecnològica o no tecnològica en l'any de referència o en algun dels dos anteriors.

Date published: July 23, 2018.

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Methodological note

A technological innovation, as defined in this survey, is a new product (good or service) or a slightly improved one introduced to the market, or a new process or a slightly improved one introduced to enterprise.

With the revised Oslo Manual (2005), the definition of innovative company is extended. In addition to the companies with technological innovations, that include innovations in products and process, those companies with non-technological innovations, that include organizational and sales innovations, are also considered.

A non-technological innovation, such as is defined in this survey, consists of new organisational methods in the internal functioning of the company, of the workplace or in external relations, in addition to the implementation of new commercial strategies or concepts.