It's not just the obvious tech companies who innovate.  

Family businesses act both as custodians and innovators, protecting and enhancing both their brand and their long-term business prospects. This can add real brand value, allowing innovation and new ideas to be developed and nurtured alongside the existing stable, core business.  The core business can be used to fund investment in R&D - taking a longer term view, as well as looking after all the stakeholders.

The Family Business Survey 2016 has some great insight into how businesses think and what's generally on the agenda.