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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.

test April 5, 2018 - 2:42pm
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.

Main science and technology indicators update March 23, 2018 - 9:08am

The latest OECD data on R&D for 2016 show China on course to match OECD average R&D intensity by 2020. Find out more and download highlights from the recent update.

Empowering women in the digital age: Where do we stand? March 23, 2018 - 9:07am

New digital tools are empowering, and can serve to support a new source of inclusive global economic growth. To seize this opportunity it is essential that no one, and especially no woman, is held back in trying to achieve their aspirations. Now is the time to ensure the digital transformation represents a leapfrog opportunity for women and a chance to build a more inclusive digital world.

NESTA hands-on exercise March 13, 2018 - 11:39am
Presentations March 20, 2018 - 4:35am
Presentations Semantic Analysis workshop March 27, 2018 - 6:31am
Cortext hands-on exercise March 12, 2018 - 4:32am
Workshop Paris 19-20 March 2018 April 3, 2018 - 3:23am
An evening with an OECD analyst: The next production revolution March 1, 2018 - 7:56am

Between now and 2030, innovations such as 3D printers, robotics, new materials and data-led manufacturing will have fascinating implications for production. The more governments and firms understand, the better placed they will be to address the risks and reap the benefits.

On 6 February,  Alistair Nolan from @OECDinnovation was at the American Library in Paris to discuss the OECD report The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business

Revised proposal for the revision of the statistical definitions of biotechnology and nanotechnology March 1, 2018 - 7:54am

Agreement on a harmonised application of clear statistical definitions of technologies is pertinent to the delineation of technology fields both with regard to each other and within the context of wider economic developments.

This document revises the OECD's statistical definition of biotechnology and proposes the adoption of a statistical definition of nanotechnology in the same format.

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Global value chains and centrality: Mapping key hubs, spokes and the periphery March 1, 2018 - 7:52am

This paper uses “centrality” metrics to reflect position within global value chains. Central sectors reflect those that are highly connected (both directly and indirectly) and influential within global production networks, whereas peripheral sectors exhibit weak linkages and are less influential. Applying these metrics to OECD ICIO data reveals that there have been profound changes in the structure of GVCs over the period 1995-2011. 

Bridging the rural digital divide March 1, 2018 - 7:51am

What are the recent policy and technology approaches to bridging the digital divide in rural and remote areas in OECD countries? Experience in OECD countries with fibre optics, coaxial cable, copper, fixed and mobile wireless, satellites and hybrid approaches, as well as with emerging technologies, are used to illustrate some of the technological trends discussed in this paper. It also includes a summary of common challenges and good practices to bring improved communication services to individuals and communities in rural and remote regions.