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What We Do

Data and Enterprise, Science and Innovation Surveys

The Department undertakes a number of enterprise, innovation and science surveys and regularly publishes data in relation to its own activities and on Ireland's trade and enterprise performance.

These surveys and data releases are listed and can be accessed through the links below, and where relevant the time series include data formerly collected through Forfás Surveys.

Statistics Dashboard

DETE Dashboard

Enterprise Agency Annual Employment Survey (AES)

Annual Employment Survey 2020

Enterprise Agency Annual Business Survey of Economic Impact (ABSEI)

Annual Business Survey of Economic Impact 2019

Higher Education R&D Survey

Survey of Research and Development in the Higher Education Sector 2016-2017

Research and Development Budget Expenditure

The R&D Budget 2019-2020

Trade Statistics

Summary of Ireland's Trade Performance

Employment Permits

Latest data on Employment Permits issued

Irish Statistical System Code of Practice for Official Statistics

The Department is committed to the Irish Statistical System Code of Practice for Official Statistics.