Community innovation survey

This collection brings together all documents relating to the community innovation survey (CIS).

The UK Innovation Survey (UKIS) is part of the wider Community Innovation Survey (CIS) covering European countries. Because the questions in the CIS are harmonised across Europe, UKIS data are directly comparable with responses from other countries. This provides useful international benchmarking for UK performance.

The survey is conducted every two years. UKIS 2019 is the UK contribution to the eleventh Europe-wide Community Innovation Survey (CIS).

UKIS is the main data source for business innovation in the UK. It 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. The survey also asks businesses about the drivers which motivate and barriers to innovation.

The latest UKIS 2019: headline findings report is in the Documents section below, along with reports and statistical annexes back to 2009. More historic information is available from the National Archives website.


  1. UK innovation survey 2019: headline findings
  2. UK innovation survey 2017: main report
  3. UK innovation survey 2017: headline findings
  4. UK innovation survey 2015: statistical annex and interactive report
  5. UK innovation survey 2015: main report
  6. UK innovation survey 2015: headline findings
  7. UK innovation survey 2013: statistical annex
  8. UK innovation survey 2013: first findings
  9. UK innovation survey: highly innovative firms and growth
  10. UK innovation survey 2011: analysis of innovation, skills and performance in the economic downturn
  11. UK innovation survey 2011: statistical annex [revised]
  12. UK innovation survey 2011: first findings
  13. Innovation survey 2009: statistical annex
Published 6 December 2012
Last updated 26 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include headline report for UKIS 2019.

  2. We have added the UK innovation survey 2017 main report

  3. Added UK innovation survey 2017 headline findings.

  4. Added interactive report on 2015 UK innovation survey.

  5. Added UK innovation survey 2015: main report.

  6. Headline findings from UK innovation survey 2015 added.

  7. We have added the UK innovation survey 2013: statistical annex.

  8. Data added on UK Innovation Survey 2013, UK Innovation Survey 2011 and UK Innovation Survey 2009.

  9. First published.