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Oceania January 26, 2014 - 9:23pm
North Africa and Middle East January 26, 2014 - 9:25pm
Latin America and the Caribbean January 26, 2014 - 9:28pm
North America January 26, 2014 - 9:29pm
Commercialising public research: One of the Innovation Policy Platform’s core subjects January 29, 2014 - 11:19am

Do you know what FedEx, the well-known overnight shipping company, and Dell Computers, a multinational technology company, have in common? Both firms’ core business ideas were developed by young student entrepreneurs.There are many other stories out there illustrating that universities and other public research institutions (PRIs) are a major source of innovations.

Europe January 31, 2014 - 12:14am
Upcoming Event: Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy February 14, 2014 - 3:26am

The forum will be hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and will be held at Hotel Okura in Tokyo on 2-3 October 2014. This event will bring together policy makers, innovation stakeholders and experts from across the globe to discuss the second phase of the OECD horizontal project on New Sources of Growth: Knowledge-Based Capital, in particular its pillar on data.

New Publication: Main Science and Technology Indicators 2013/2 (17 January 2014) February 14, 2014 - 3:27am

The latest OECD estimates of research & development (R&D) expenditure growth show that China has edged ahead of the European Union for the first time in terms of investment in R&D. China invested 1.98% of its GDP in R&D in 2012, compared to 1.97% for the European Union. The data also shows that Korea ranks first among OECD countries in terms of R&D spending to GDP, a position long held by Israel.

New Publication: National Intellectual Property Systems, Innovation and Economic Development with Perspectives on Colombia and Indonesia (14 January 2014) February 14, 2014 - 3:27am

This publication addresses the role of national intellectual property (IP) systems in the socio-economic development of emerging countries, notably through their impact on innovation. It presents a framework that identifies the key mechanisms that enable IP systems to support emerging countries’ innovation and development objectives. It also presents country studies on Colombia’s and Indonesia’s IP systems.

E-learning for better innovation policies: the World Bank's course on innovation policy for developing countries March 7, 2014 - 10:23am

The World Bank's e-learning course on innovation policy for developing countries has just come to a close. The course is designed for policymakers, government officials and innovation policy practitioners seeking to better understand innovation, its potential economic and developmental impact, and the policy instruments best suited to support it.

Sub-Saharan Africa March 7, 2014 - 5:20pm
IPP Instructional Video March 10, 2014 - 1:20pm

Using the Innovation Policy Platform is easy: here's a video to show some of the things you can do.



Innovation at the Periphery - A Caribbean Perspective March 18, 2014 - 2:21pm

The expression "Innovation at the periphery", has become more popular in the last few years and perhaps even over-used in several contexts. It describes technological innovations in seemingly remote geographical regions. It promotes the "skunkworks" innovation that takes place within an enterprise, but outside of mainstream R&D centres. It highlights indigenous frugal innovations that emerge out of developing country contexts, whose global adoption reverse the accepted convention of North-South technology transfer.


Upcoming event: OECD and WB launch their joint publication "Making Innovation Policy Work: Learning from Experimentation" April 8, 2014 - 9:40am

Join us for a conversation with World Bank Group President Kim and OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría, as they share insights on the new World Bank-OECD publication, Making Innovation Policy Work: Learning from Experimentation. The event will include a presentation by the book authors, a moderated panel discussion and a Q&A session.

Symposium on Innovation and Inclusive Growth April 8, 2014 - 10:11am

This conference brought together leading experts and policy makers from advanced, emerging and developing economies on 20-21 March 2014 to discuss the critical challenges that need to be addressed for innovation to support inclusive growth. Participants discussed the impacts of innovation and innovation policy on industrial, social and territorial inclusiveness as well as key implications for policy.

Making Innovation Policy Work: Learning from Experimentation April 10, 2014 - 10:51am

Upcoming event: The "How-to" of Technology Acquisition, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference May 2, 2014 - 9:37am

The Conference will take place on May 26-28, 2014 at the Hilton Bosphorous in Istanbul, Turkey. This initiative is a practitioners exchange and learning series for the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) region seeking to advance policy implementation by distilling operational lessons on the "how" of public support to technology acquisition, entrepreneurship and innovation-driven growth.

The Market for Ideas and Economic Growth: A Historical Perspective June 4, 2014 - 1:31pm
Impacts of R&D and Innovation on Employment and Productivity: A Bird’s Eye View June 4, 2014 - 1:34pm


Inspiration through innovation: from “eureka!” moments to policy lessons June 4, 2014 - 1:34pm