Definition: TPP innovation

R & D - Oslo Manual

Technological product and process (TPP) innovations comprise implemented technologically new products and processes and significant technological improvements in products and processes.  A TPP innovation has been implemented if it has been introduced on the market (product innovation) or used within a production process (process innovation). TPP innovations involve a series of scientific, technological, organisational, financial and commercial activities.  The TPP innovating firm is one that has implemented technologically new or significantly technologically improved products or processes during the period under review.
Source:
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), "The measurement of scientific and technological activities: proposed guidelines for collecting and interpreting technological innovation data: Oslo manual)", Paris, 1997, page 47
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