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Launch of the OECD Global Forum on Productivity February 5, 2016 - 5:58am

Productivity is the main driver of economic growth and well-being with investment in innovation, knowledge-based capital and ICT being key drivers. The recent productivity slowdown has sparked widespread interest, with the debate centring on the extent to which the productivity slowdown is temporary, or a sign of more permanent things to come.

Routine jobs, employment and technological innovation in global value chains February 5, 2016 - 5:57am

How do global value chains (GVCs), skills, ICT, innovation and industry structure affect employment and routine and non-routine occupations? This paper suggests that comparatively higher skills are associated with higher employment levels in non-routine and low-routine intensive occupations.

Your input is needed! February 5, 2016 - 5:09am

Dear fellow delegates to BNCT!

The Role of Research & Technology Institutes Within the Innovation Systems of Emerging Economies (2/16) February 4, 2016 - 10:07pm

Hello everyone and welcome to the discussion forum for "The Role of Research & Technology Institutes Within the Innovation Systems of Emerging Economies” on 2/16/2016.

Please feel free to use this forum to post questions and continue the discussion after the event!

The Role of Research & Technology Institutes Within the Innovation Systems of Emerging Economies February 4, 2016 - 10:04pm

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Frontier firms, technology diffusion and public policy February 2, 2016 - 7:51am

This paper analyses the rising productivity gap between the global frontier and other firms and raises key questions about why technologies do not always diffuse to all firms. It argues that well-designed framework policies can aid productivity diffusion by sharpening firms’ incentives for technological adoption and by promoting a market environment that reallocates resources.

Business innovation and climate change: Why policy makers must favour dynamism February 2, 2016 - 7:49am

It is more urgent than ever for policy makers to ensure a level playing field and give more room to young firms to experiment with new technologies and organisational models to foster their growth. By changing policy orientations in favour of innovation and business dynamism, leaders can unleash the dynamic low-carbon future we urgently need.

OECD Blue Sky 3 2016 – Informing science and innovation policies: Towards the next generation of data and indicators February 2, 2016 - 7:46am

Save the date: September 19-21, 2016

South-South Replication Toolkit: The Dimagi Case February 1, 2016 - 3:03pm

Date: December 17, 2015         9:00AM EST

Speakers: Stella Luk & Pallavi Shrivastava

The Innovation Labs team is excited to have the fourth of a series of webinars as part of our course “Innovative Business Models: Health Edition.” This webinar will present a recent WBG-Intellecap study ‘Corridors for shared prosperity’ and a replication framework that has been developed using insights from 11 Indian businesses that have successfully expanded in Africa and/or other South Asian markets.

46th meeting of TIP January 19, 2016 - 10:58am

Please find below the powerpoints related to the 46th meeting of TIP (14-16 December 2016)


Science Europe Survey Report on Research Infrastructures January 15, 2016 - 3:42am

Science Europe has released on January 14 a Survey Report on ‘Strategic Priorities, Funding and Pan- European Co-operation for Research Infrastructures in Europe’.

The 26-page report describes the decision-making landscape when it comes to the planning, funding and collaboration of public scientific research facilities in Europe. It gives insight into the diversity of processes in place to define strategic priorities across the different national research systems.

Innovation, Productivity, and Growth in Costa Rica January 11, 2016 - 6:32pm
Innovation and workforce indicators for ACP countries January 19, 2016 - 4:07pm


Happy 2016! - The Year we assess BNCT January 4, 2016 - 9:01am

Happy New Year to all Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies (BNCT) enthusiasts!

Happy 2016! - The Year we measure BNCT January 4, 2016 - 8:50am

Happy New Year to all Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies (BNCT) enthusiasts!

Public Files: BNCT Project on Better Food for Better Health December 16, 2015 - 10:07am
4th BNCT Meeting (3 days, Paris) December 16, 2015 - 9:14am

This meeting is the 4th Meeting of the Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies (BNCT).

Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) December 16, 2015 - 8:37am

108th Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP)


Review of innovation and entrepreneurship policy in the Netherlands, 2009-13 December 15, 2015 - 5:48am

Attached to this news item is a background study done by an independent consultancy firm. Unfortunately, it is available only in Dutch. However, the second document is in English and gives the cabinet’s reaction to the background study, reiterating the findings in the background study, adding some explanation of our own and stating what the government will do with the recommendations

Progress Report on Enterprise Policy 2014 December 15, 2015 - 5:23am

The European and Dutch economies are showing signs of recovery. At the same time, the economic tide remains fraught with uncertainties and the consequences of the crisis are still felt. The geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East pose a risk for global trade and, hence, also for the Dutch economy. Fortunately, the Netherlands has solid foundations and is well positioned for growth.