EKT produces the official statistics on business innovation in Greece and contributes to the understanding of the country's innovation activities and dynamics. Thereby, providing policy makers with essential tools that allow them to implement evidence-based policies.
The Community Innovation Survey (CIS) is the official statistical survey on innovation in the countries of the European Union. It is conducted every two years in all the EU member states using a single standard questionnaire and following European legislation, the methodological instructions of the Oslo manual (OECD/Eurostat 2018) and Eurostat guidelines, to ensure high quality and comparability of indicators across member states. It is based on enterprises with 10 or more employees, in both Industry and Services.
Innovation statistics provide a comprehensive mapping of the types of innovation, the activities carried out for their development and the factors associated with innovation. Of particular importance are the introduction of new-to-enterprise or new-to-market products, the role of the public sector in supporting innovation through public contracts, the collaborations developed for innovations, IPRs, the strategies and the obstacles met by enterprises etc.
The indicators which are produced are one of the data sources for the publication of the 'European Innovation Scoreboard' and 'Regional Innovation Scoreboard, producing a total of six indicators. Innovation statistics are also used in other international studies such as the OECD “STI Scoreboard' and the EU 'European Semester'.