53% of businesses in the North East (region) report they are innovation active. This is comparable to the UK average and mid-table compared to other regions and devolved administrations (6th out of 12).
North East region businesses defined as ‘broad innovators’ are more likely than non-innovators in the region to:
Employ other graduates.
However, the North East region lags the UK on all three measures. North East region innovative businesses are more likely than UK innovators to employ individuals with following skills:
Source: UK Innovation Survey 2015 (BEIS)
Data information: Based on the North East LEP area
An enterprise is defined as innovation active if it is engaged in any of the following activities: