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Date Last Updated: 27-07-2023

Survey Name:

Innovation in Irish Enterprises

Survey purpose:

The Innovation in Irish Enterprises survey (also known as Community Innovation Survey (CIS)) of enterprises measures the level of innovation activity among enterprises in Ireland. The survey covers industry and selected services sector enterprises with 10 or more persons engaged.

Legislative Basis National:

Statistics (Community Innovation Survey) Order 2023 (S.I. No. 223 of 2023)

Legislative Basis European:

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2152



Statistical Population:

All enterprises in NACE Rev. 2 Sectors 05-39, 46, 49-53, 58- 63, 64-66, 71-73 with 10+ persons engaged.

Sampling Frame:

CSO Business Register

Reference Area:

State, Region

Time Coverage:

2004 - 2020

Base Period:

Sector Coverage:

NACE 05 - 09, 10 - 33, 35, 36 - 39, 46, 49 - 53, 58- 66, 71-73

Survey Size:

4,450 approx

Principal Variables:

Product Innovation, Turnover from New to Market and New to Firm product innovations, Process Innovation, Ongoing and Abandoned Innovation, Innovation expenditure, Innovation co-operation, Innovation competitiveness, Organisational Innovation, Marketing Innovation, Factors hampering innovation activities, Intellectual property rights, Turnover & employment, Climate change, COVID-19.

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Devin Zibulsky

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Joyce Farrell, Deirdre O'Connor

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000