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Discovery is seeing what nobody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. ALBERT SZENT- GYORGYI

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Please find a number of statements below which are all related to innovation processes in a company. With regard to your company indicate your level of agreement with the statements below using 1 to 4 as follows:

4 (I agree)
3 (I party agree)
2 (I mostly disagree)
1 (I disagree).

1. We apply various methods for analysing the needs of our customers (e.g. surveys, SWOT analysis, focus groups method,…).

1 2 3 4

2. We lack good original ideas.

1 2 3 4

3. We systematically check the actual needs and wishes of our customers (not only the existing needs and wishes but also the potential ones).

1 2 3 4

4. It often happens that a realisation of otherwise promising idea is dropped because we lack appropriate knowledge or we are short of other sources necessary for its realisation.

1 2 3 4

5. We envisage that the volume of our company’s operations will increase in the future.

1 2 3 4

6. We know and apply different techniques for generating ideas and introducing improvements (e.g. brain storming, fishbone diagram, lateral thinking techniques,…).

1 2 3 4

7. We know how to find information on newly developed technologies, results of the latest research (in the field of our work) and business opportunities around the world.

1 2 3 4

8. A great portion of ides that we generate for new market products are never implemented in praxis.

1 2 3 4

9. Before reaching a decision on the development of invention, we thoroughly assess not only financial and other necessary sources for realising the said invention but also its effects.

1 2 3 4

10. Most of our ideas/solutions which needed to be legally protected (patent, model, trademark) have already been protected.

1 2 3 4

11. In order to operate successfully, original business ideas are essential in our field of work (e.g. ideas for new products, for different marketing approaches, for a good organisation of processes and suchlike).

1 2 3 4

12. If we succeeded in finding appropriate external experts, our products would be much better.

1 2 3 4

13. Decisions regarding new products are reached more on the basis of intuition than comprehensive analysis.

1 2 3 4

14. We know which the necessary elements of a good business plan are.

1 2 3 4

15. We are familiar with the possibilities of various support offered in the field of innovation and R&D by the EU programmes.

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16. We are well familiar with the latest worldwide developments in the professional fields related to our company’s operations.

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17. We tend to approach the introduction of new product very systematically. The entire process of introduction is carefully planned (time schedule, necessary resources and personnel,…).

1 2 3 4

18. Most of the new products that we introduced on the market have been commercially successful.

1 2 3 4

19. We know almost nothing of the field of intellectual property (patent, trademark, model and suchlike).

1 2 3 4

20. It would prove reasonable to start expanding our operations abroad as well.

1 2 3 4

21. There is a real possibility that our product, design or logo shall be copied by our competition.

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