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BNCT attends 2016 Bio Future Forum in Korea February 14, 2017 - 6:49am

The OECD BNCT was represented at the 2016 BioFuture Forum in Korea (7th - 8th November 2016) by Hermann Garden (Health) and Jim Philp (Bioeconomy). 

BNCT at BioFutures Forum Korea

Report of the Astroparticle Physics International Forum February 10, 2017 - 10:10am

This report has been compiled by members of the Astroparticle Physics International Forum (APIF). It is a final report to the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Global Science Forum (GSF), which established APIF in 2011. The report serves a standard accountability function and aims primarily to illustrate the value of APIF in the period up to the end of 2016, during which it has been convened under the aegis of OECD-GSF, and to support the case for its continuation, as an independent structure, beyond 2016.

OECD Space Forum Workshop - Economic and Innovation Indicators in the Space Economy February 7, 2017 - 5:19am

OECD Space Forum Workshop -  Economic and Innovation Indicators in the Space Economy, OECD Paris.

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OECD releases report on Key Issues for Digital Transformation in the G20 February 1, 2017 - 4:32am

As the cost of data collection, storage and processing continues to decline dramatically and computing power increases, social and economic activities are increasingly migrating to the Internet. Technologies, smart applications and other innovations in the digital economy can improve services and help address policy challenges in a wide range of areas, including health, agriculture, public governance, tax, transport, education, and the environment, among others. 

Enabling the Next Production Revolution February 1, 2017 - 4:30am

On November 17-18, STI held a conference in Stockholm on the Next Production Revolution, together with Vinnova, the national innovation agency, and Sweden’s Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. You can watch the videos of the sessions, covering issues ranging from what production might look like in 10 years, to the design of institutions to diffuse new technologies and support SMEs, the major role of industrial biotechnology, and the impacts of digitalisation and robotisation.
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Making the Transformation Work for Growth and Well-being February 1, 2017 - 4:28am

The 12 January conference saw the launch of the OECD's two-year multidisciplinary and cross-cutting "Going Digital" initiative, which will analyse the digital transformation that is taking place and the pro-active policy response needed to make the digital transformation work for growth and well-being.
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Going Digital – Making the transformation work for growth and well-being February 1, 2017 - 4:27am

At a conference in China last year, the chief scientist of an American robotics firm predicted the world was approaching the “moment of singularity.” For the uninitiated, technological singularity is the hypothetical event in which artificial... 
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EVENT TEST January 5, 2017 - 12:42pm
2nd Expert Group Meeting on Business Models for Data Repositories December 14, 2016 - 10:45am
Casting an eye to the future December 9, 2016 - 10:48am

The 2016 edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook, a biennial flagship publication, will be launched in Brussels on 8 December. The report takes a look at global megatrends and technology trends, and speculates about the forces shaping public research systems over the next 10-15 years. It also reviews key recent trends in STI and policies in a series of thematic and country profiles.

G20 STI Ministerial December 9, 2016 - 10:47am

On 3-4 November, the OECD attended the G20 Business Forum on Innovation and G20 STI Ministers Meeting at Yanqi Lake, Beijing, and presented the G20 Innovation Report 2016. This report drew highlights for the G20 from the OECD's flagship STI publications, including the STI Scoreboard and forthcoming STI Outlook.    

STI releases new work on Space and Innovation December 9, 2016 - 10:46am

In our interconnected world, science and technology activities are major drivers of productivity, economic growth and innovation, and the space sector is one vector of this dynamic. Many essential activities that shape our daily lives, like weather forecasting, global communications or broadcasting, would be almost unthinkable today without satellite technology.

Research Ethics and New Forms of Data for Social and Economic Research December 9, 2016 - 10:45am

One of the most pressing emerging challenges for social scientists is the use of new forms of data in their research. The issue is not just legality, but of "doing the right thing" in terms of privacy, consent, anonymity, data sharing, etc. This report from the Global Science Forum provides high-level recommendations to underpin a system of ethical governance of research.

Innovation Policy in Malaysia December 9, 2016 - 10:43am

Kuala Lumpur was the venue for the launch of the OECD Review of Innovation Policy: Malaysia on 11 November. Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa said the review will serve as a referral document for the National Science to Action Agenda (S2A), launched in 2013, particularly in addressing the gaps in the country's STI sector.

A successful plenary meeting December 9, 2016 - 4:55am

The week's beginning saw a very successful plenary meeting of the BNCT - the meanwhile fourth such. Over 70 delegates from 27 delegations participated in 3 days of engaging discussions.

48th meeting of TIP November 25, 2016 - 4:22am
48th Meeting of the TIP Working Party : 13-14 December 2016, Paris November 24, 2016 - 11:02am


The TIP plenary meeting (13-14 December 2016) will be preceded by a thematic workshop on innovation country reviews on 12 December. A NESTI-EU workshop on R&D tax credits will follow, starting at 16:30 on 14 December (last day of the TIP plenary).

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TIP Workshop on "THE OECD COUNTRY REVIEWS OF INNOVATION POLICY" November 24, 2016 - 10:54am



12 December 2016

OECD Conference Centre, Paris

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R&D tax incentives: Evidence on design, incidence and impacts November 21, 2016 - 11:30am

This policy paper presents evidence on how much financial support is provided through tax incentives, how this has evolved in recent years and the variation in implied R&D tax subsidy rates across OECD countries and partner economies. The report reviews empirical evidence on the impact of tax incentives, covering in detail different categories of impacts including potentially unintended effects.