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Thailand October 9, 2017 - 10:40am

Thailand was classified an upper-middle-income economy by the World Bank in 2016 and the second largest in South East Asia. In spite of recent political turmoil, the Thai economy gained pace in 2015 and growth is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 3.6% between 2017 and 2021. While agricultural exports (mainly caoutchouc, manioc, sugar, and rice) have suffered from   low commodity prices in 2014 and 2015, tourism re-emerged as one of the top drivers of growth.

WebEx Q&A sessions October 9, 2017 - 7:03am

Please find below information on WebEx Q&A sessions that the OECD is organising in October. Note that you will need to register for these sessions. To register, please send an email to indicating which session you wish to join.


Should you be unable to join via Internet (video), please call in using a regular phone and follow the instructions below:

STI Policy Survey 2017 - Video Tutorials October 9, 2017 - 5:59am

OECD-EC STI Policy Survey (STIP) 2017 Tutorial from OECDinnovation on Vimeo.

STI Policy Survey 2017 October 9, 2017 - 4:48am


STI Policy Survey 2017 - Frequently Asked Questions October 13, 2017 - 10:01am

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OECD-GSF Workshop on Open Data September 21, 2017 - 5:45am
37th Meeting of the Global Science Forum September 21, 2017 - 5:43am
37th Meeting of the Global Science Forum September 21, 2017 - 5:41am
Presentations October 17, 2017 - 3:42am
US manufacturing decline and the rise of new production innovation paradigms August 4, 2017 - 12:22pm

William Bonvillian, Lecturer at MIT and Advisor to MIT's Industrial Performance Center, reflects on the potential of advanced manufacturing to drive up production efficiency and create jobs up and down the value chain.

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Reforms for intellectual economy and innovative entrepreneurship August 4, 2017 - 12:21pm

OECD Director for Science, Technology and Innovation Andrew Wyckoff attended the 2nd World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Istanbul on 12-14 May, and presented his views on the comparative performance of OECD countries on key science, technology, innovation and business dynamics indicators.

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G20 Leaders' Summit, Hamburg 7-8 July 2017 August 4, 2017 - 12:15pm

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría delivered remarks on the benefits and challenges of digitalisation, arguing that bridging digital divides must be placed at the centre of the agenda.
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OECD Review of Innovation Policy in Kazakhstan August 4, 2017 - 12:13pm

The Kazakhstan government has made a concerted effort to increase R&D activity and launched major reforms, strategies and programmes to boost science & technology. Yet the goal of greater innovation and value creation has not yet been fully realised.

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Going digital: The future of work for women August 4, 2017 - 12:12pm

Will the digital transformation benefit men more than women? Or will it be a powerful tool to close the gender divide? The issue is a critical one for countries seeking inclusive growth. 

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In your country what are the most important challenges, for scientific institutions and for policymakers, raised by digital technologies? August 1, 2017 - 8:49am

Digital technologies create unprecedented opportunities for science. They can also raise a variety of challenges for policy and for scientific institutions, from issues of data security, to difficulties of managing access to sensitive scientific information, to the need to rethink certain institutional norms (such as the traditional criteria for assessing academic merit). 

Are there (current or emerging) digital technologies, or digitally-based processes, that might be helpful to the scientific process, but which are not yet widely used ? August 1, 2017 - 8:48am

Digital technologies might be used in new and creative ways to support the scientific process. For instance, it has been proposed that blockchain technology could be used, among other things, to help ensure the integrity of research databases. What untapped opportunities exist today? Please add comments and/or link us to relevant information sources.

Over the medium-term, what are the implications and likely main developments in the use of Artificial Intelligence in the scientific process ? August 1, 2017 - 8:46am

What examples are you aware of, in your own country, of new uses of Artificial Intelligence in science ? And have these led to new any new procedural or policy requirements ? Please add comments and/or link us to relevant information sources.

Recent workshop in London October 5, 2017 - 5:43am

Workshop on "The impacts of digital transformation on innovation across sectors"

21 - 22 September 2017, London, Digital Catapult Centre

The agenda and all the presentations from speakers can be found here

Inclusive Innovation for Development July 3, 2017 - 1:24am
Cross-Cutting Strategies July 3, 2017 - 12:35am