With the IVAM Survey – our annual economic data survey among European companies and research institutes concerned with microtechnology and related key enabling technologies – we monitor the economic situation of the high-tech industries, identify trends and perspectives.  This page includes selected results and graphs from the IVAM survey as well as a summary of each survey’s complete results.

10.04.2005: German microtechnology enterprises lack money for innovation

10.01.2008 The acquisition of capital is the largest innovation and growth barrier for the German microtechnology enterprises. Altogether, 70 % of the enterprises are (rather) strongly affected by capital procurement difficulties. Consequently, high development costs are the second largest obstacle for the companies’ success. The lack of standards and norms proves to be far less problematic: ...