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Report: The paths of innovation in the Italian regions (2008-2009)

The report “I percorsi dell’innovazione nelle regioni italiane” (The paths of innovation in the Italian regions), made by the Agenzia per la diffusione delle tecnologie per l’innovazione in collaboration with MET – Monitoraggio Economia e Territorio S.r.l., examines the historical evolution and current state of innovation, research and development in Italy. The survey is based on a sample of 47,000 interviews with businesses of all size classes, collected between 2008 and 2009.

The report shows that:

  • 19.8% of firms introduced at least one form of innovation between 2008 and 2009
  • 18% of businesses with 1-9 employees (micro) used at least one form of innovation
  • 26.4% of firms with 10-49 employees (small businesses) used at least one form of innovation
  • 40.6% of companies belonging to size class 50-249 used at least one form of innovation
  • 54.5% of companies with over 250 employees used at least one form of innovation
  • the percentage of firms engaged in R&D in 2009 was 5.8%, while it had stood at 9.2% in 2008.

Download the Report (in Italian) (3 MB)

Jan 18, 2012 in Italy
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