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Community Innovation Survey - 2022
Issue year: 2024


With this "Community Innovation Survey", Directorate General for Education and Science Statistics (DGEEC) and Statistics Portugal (INE) disseminate information on business innovation, based on data collected in the Community Innovation Survey (CIS), with 2020-2022 as reference period (CIS 2022).

In the current edition – CIS 2022 – although its conceptual framework and most of the questions remain stable, the survey has undergone a significant overhaul in its structure, considering that it has broken down into six modules most of the existing questions, which were previously divided into three modules.

This edition included new questions related to the development of innovation activities (for innovators about more innovation activities and for non-innovators about not carrying them out), as well as about the implementation of some fundamental change in their business model. It should also be noted that some questions have undergone changes, either in their wording or through the addition of new paragraphs.

Compared to the last edition of the CIS, the questionnaire maintained the definition of business innovation with a focus on the two main types:

product innovation is a new or improved good or service that differs significantly from the enterprise's previous goods or services and that has been implemented on the market.

process innovation is a new or improved business process for one or more business functions that differs significantly from the enterprise’s previous processes and has been implemented in the enterprise.

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How to cite the document:

Direção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação e Ciência ; Instituto Nacional de Estatística - Inquérito Comunitário à Inovação : 2022. Lisboa : INE, 2024. Available at www: <url:>. ISSN 2184-7983. ISBN 978-989-25-0708-8