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Technological Innovation and Non-Techonological. Companies

Technological Innovation and Non-Techonological. Companies Catalonia. 2018
Value Variation (%) (%) over total companies
Innovation companies 6,767 (b) z 22.3 (b)
Companies with technological innovation 6,457 (b) z 21.3 (b)
Companies with non-technological innovation 3,101 (b) z 10.2 (b)
Units: Companies.
Source: Idescat, based on data of the Innovation in Companies Survey of INE.
Notes:
- Companies with head offices in Catalonia.
- Companies with technological or non-technological innovation in the reference year or in one of the two previous ones.
- In 2018 a methodological change was made due to the application of the new revision of the Oslo Manual (2018). The concepts in the table have been obtained by approximation from the new methodology and, therefore, there has been a break in time series with the results of previous years.
(b) Break in time series.
(z) Category not applicable.
Technological Innovation and Non-Techonological. Companies Spain. 2018
Value Variation (%) (%) over total companies
Innovation companies 31,505 (b) z ..
Companies with technological innovation 29,366 (b) z ..
Companies with non-technological innovation 14,381 (b) z ..
Units: Companies.
Source: INE. Innovation in Companies Survey.
Notes:
- Companies with technological or non-technological innovation in the reference year or in one of the two previous ones.
- In 2018 a methodological change was made due to the application of the new revision of the Oslo Manual (2018). The concepts in the table have been obtained by approximation from the new methodology and, therefore, there has been a break in time series with the results of previous years.
(b) Break in time series.
(z) Category not applicable.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

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.

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.

Expenditure on technological innovation is measured both in terms of companies with head offices in Catalonia, regardless of where the innovation takes place, and in terms of companies with innovation activity in Catalonia, regardless of where their head offices are located.

The innovation intensity measures the relationship between expenditure on innovative activities and the company's output. It is calculated as the percentage of expenditure on technological innovation with respect to the total turnover in the year in question.

Innovation in Companies Statistics follows the recommendations of the Oslo Manual, which contains the OECD's guidelines. The population scope includes companies with 10 or more employees.

You can get more information about these statistics in the methodology.