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The OECD's first digital transformation country review July 5, 2018 - 12:49pm

Sweden is among the top OECD countries in deploying digital technology to individuals and business, with widespread Internet use across the country and narrowing digital divides. The availability, quality and affordability of high-speed Internet in Sweden is among the best in the OECD.

The productivity-wage premium: Does size still matter in a service economy? July 5, 2018 - 12:45pm

Evidence has suggested that the bigger a firm gets, the more productive it is and the higher the wages it pays. However, existing studies are mainly based on manufacturing data only. Using a unique micro-aggregated dataset, this paper sheds light on these important relationships across sectors. The results suggest that in a service economy the “size-wage premium” becomes more a “productivity-wage premium”.

Moving between jobs: An analysis of occupation distances and skill needs July 5, 2018 - 12:42pm

As the digital transformation unfolds, workers may need to be increasingly flexible in order to adapt to new or different tasks. They may also need to be more mobile across occupations. This paper sheds light on the amount and type of training needed to facilitate job-to-job transitions. 

Workshop presentations June 22, 2018 - 6:36am
Joint Korea-OECD Workshop on "Strengthening Linkages between STI and ODA Policies in order to Solve the Grand Challenges and Promote Inclusive Growth August 2, 2018 - 6:51am

Please see attached draft agenda, registration form and logistical information. 

Joint CSTP/CIIE Workshop on Assessing the Impact of Business Innovation Policies -- The Role of Micro-Based Empirical Approaches June 11, 2018 - 11:31am
113th Session of the CSTP June 11, 2018 - 11:59am
STIPcompass: A unique new international database May 28, 2018 - 10:07am

This new web portal of the EC-OECD International Database on STI policies provides freely available qualititative and quantatative information on over 7 000 policy initiatives from over 50 countries. It aims to become a central platform for policy research and advice supporting government officials, analysts and scholars.

How can a small team drive digital transformation? May 28, 2018 - 10:06am

On 16 May, Diego Piacentini (@diegopia), the Italian Government Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, gave a unique seminar at the OECD on his work to "build the operating system of Italy". On leave from Amazon, Mr. Piacentini's task is to make Italian public services for citizens and businesses usable in an easy and interoperable manner via a “Mobile First” approach, using the “Once Only” principle and making data open and easily accessible.

OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy May 28, 2018 - 10:04am

As governments try to stimulate innovation, they often struggle with how to coordinate policies across the diverse ministries that might have a stake in R&D and innovation efforts and their outcomes. Since 2006, the OECD has carried out innovation policy reviews in over 25 countries, building a wealth of good practices from which other countries can learn. 

Documents May 11, 2018 - 9:20am
Presentations April 20, 2018 - 10:54am
Now Available: OECD STI Working Paper on Gene Editing April 23, 2018 - 6:32am

The OECD Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies (BNCT) just published a report entitled “Gene editing in an international context: Scientific, economic and social issues across sectors” (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers, 2018/04).

The publication represents a report from the international expert workshop, held on 29-30 September 2016 in Ottawa, Canada.

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Upcoming workshop on digital innovation March 28, 2018 - 1:29pm

Workshop: "How to leverage the potential of the digital transformation for innovation and research?

20 June 2018

Paris - OECD Conference Centre

Upcoming workshop on digital health innovations March 28, 2018 - 1:22pm

Workshop: "Digital Health Innovations"

11-13 April 2018

The Hague and Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Organised jointly by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the OECD

GSF-NESTI Workshop Presentations April 12, 2018 - 3:03am
Industrial robotics and the global organisation of production March 23, 2018 - 9:12am

Increased robot use, fuelled by price declines and the increased dexterity of these machines, is expected to affect existing/future production technologies and the organisation of production within global value chains. As many economies are implementing policies to support use of industrial robotics, this new working paper investigates how production may be affected via changes in offshoring and backshoring.

Measuring tax support for R&D and innovation March 23, 2018 - 9:10am

In 2017, 30 out of 35 OECD member countries and a number of other major economies gave preferential tax treatment to R&D. See our newly updated R&D tax incentive profiles available for 25 countries as well as the latest indicators and information on the cost, design and scope of R&D tax incentives.