Dear SA business leader,

Whether you’re starting out, scaling up or steaming ahead, innovation is the creative engine that powers the future success of businesses in our country. It can also help to build up entire communities.

Across the world, governments spearhead efforts to measure innovation in their economies. Why? Because it is only by working with businesses that they can figure out what policies are helping or where improvements are needed.

Innovation data are vital for a more innovative South Africa.

South Africa’s Business Innovation Survey examines the innovation activities in South African enterprises—from very small to very large, and across a range of industries, including agriculture.

In the same way that a company’s financial statement is an essential tool for performance monitoring and planning, the Business Innovation Survey delivers a national picture about what innovations are taking place, how they occur at firm-level, and what can be done to enhance innovation capacity.

The Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) at the Human Sciences Research Council performs the Business Innovation Survey for the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).

Our team of experienced research leaders and field researchers are committed to making the survey process easy for your business.

Your business’s participation in the Business Innovation Survey matters.