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Definition: TPP innovation activities

R & D - Oslo Manual

Technological product and process (TPP) innovation activities are all those scientific, technological, organisational, financial and commercial steps which actually, or are intended to, lead to the implementation of technologically new or improved products or processes. Some may be innovative in their own right, others are not novel but are necessary for implementation.
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 58.