Theme 1: Innovation

Theme 1: Innovation 2017-01-05T10:29:45+00:00

Innovative Companies

45% of Northern Ireland’s firms are actively engaged in innovation, the lowest rate of the 12 UK regions.

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Wider Innovation

NI has consistently had a smaller proportion of firms engaged in wider innovation than the UK average.

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Innovative Companies Collaborating

The proportion of innovative firms reporting collaboration has risen by 1/3.

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Turnover from Innovation

Private sector turnover from innovation activities increased by almost one-fifth between 2010 and 2012.

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Patent Applications

Northern Ireland ranks 8th out of the UK regions and performs well below the UK average.

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Innovation Expenditure

Total spending by Northern Irish companies on innovation has risen by almost 7% since 2012.

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