PfG 2016-21 Measurement Annex- Rate of innovation activity (% of companies engaging in innovation activity)

Date published: 28 October 2016


The EU-wide definition of ‘innovation active’ is as follows: Introduction of a new or significantly improved product (goods or service) or process; Engagement in innovation projects not yet complete or abandoned; New and significantly improved forms of organisation, business structures or practices and marketing concepts or strategies. It excludes expenditure and activities linked to innovation.


In the three-year period from 2016 to 2018, 32% of enterprises in NI were estimated to be active in innovation.

Source: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills