Aim of this survey

The aim of the UK Innovation Survey (UKIS) is to collect data from businesses about various aspects of their innovation related activities. Using this data we can measure the level, types and trends in innovation.

How we’ll use this data

The UKIS data is a major source of evidence to inform government policy. It is used to promote innovation activities among businesses to boost economic growth. It is an important contribution to the European-wide Community Innovation Survey (CIS). The CIS is used for international benchmarking and comparison purposes.

Why we need this data

The UKIS is conducted on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The information feeds into the Community Innovation Survey (CIS).

The survey is voluntary; but your co-operation in completing the questionnaire would be appreciated.

Survey information

  • Selection criteria: businesses from various industrial sectors and regions in the UK.

  • Population: approximately 187,000.

  • Sample: approximately 30,500.

  • Frequency: every other year.

  • Dispatch date: end of February 2017.

  • Return-by date: beginning of April 2017.

Dispatch and return-by dates are a guide. They are subject to change due to national holidays and weekends.

How to complete this survey

Your letter will tell you how to complete this survey online.

Complete this survey online

Contact details for this survey

Telephone: 0300 1234 931