Concept selected: Engineering, design and other creative work as an innovation activity:
DefinitionMost design and other creative work are innovation activities, with the exception of minor design changes that do not meet the requirements for an innovation, such as producing an existing product in a new colour. Identifying the use of design thinking methodologies by firms can help to differentiate minor design changes from innovation activities. Many engineering activities are not innovation activities, such as day-to-day production and quality control procedures for existing processes. Engineering activities for reverse engineering, or to alter or introduce new production processes, services or delivery methods, may or may not be an innovation activity, depending on whether these activities are conducted for innovation or for other reasons.
SourceStatistics on R&D activities and Tecnological innovation in companies survey. Methodology
Statistical operations(enlaces al Inventario de Operaciones Estadísticas)
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