The UK Innovation Survey (UKIS) is the main data source for business innovation in the UK. The survey is conducted every 2 years, and is used widely across government to help improve policy, and by the research community for understanding the innovation landscape.
The survey focuses on firm adoption of innovation through new and improved products and services, investments in different types of innovation, and changes in business structures, management, design and marketing innovations. It also asks businesses about the drivers which motivate and barriers to innovation.
The UK Innovation Survey is funded by DBT and carried out by the Office for National Statistics with assistance from the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment.
More historic information prior to 2009 is available from the National Archives website.
For access to granular microdata, please contact Official for National Statistics (ONS) Secure Research Service or UK Data Service.