OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP)

Established in 1993, the OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP) is composed of government officials and country experts in the field of science, technology and innovation (STI) policy and meets twice per year.

The core objective of the TIP is to provide evidence-based advice to countries to foster STI policies that enhance productivity and foster sustainable, knowledge-driven economic growth; facilitate the creation, diffusion and application of knowledge for both societal and economic goals; strengthen public research institutions and their contributions to innovation and economic performance; promote the creation of highly skilled human capital; and foster the creation of science and technology-based firms.

TIP projects (2017-18)


The digital transformation has changed the way economies work and innovation is organised. The OECD project ‘Digital and Open Innovation’ investigates whether and, if so, how digital transformation changes the rationales for innovation policy as well as the most appropriate instruments to foster vibrant innovation ecosystems.

To identify practical policy implications, the project reviews changing business models and new forms of innovation across sectors and different actors, including SMEs, start-ups and research institutions. It also analyses new forms of collaboration for innovation at local, national and global levels. 

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News & Events

Recent workshop in London

Posted by Sandra Planes-Satorra on July 13, 2017  

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

Preparing the celebration of the 50th TIP meeting

Posted by Shizuo OYA on June 29, 2017  

All TIP members are invited to propose ideas for the celebration of the 50th TIP meeting (December 2017) at this page.

Only members of TIP-IPP page can access this page.


49th Meeting of the TIP: 15-16 June 2017, Paris

Posted by Shizuo OYA on April 20, 2017  

The TIP plenary meeting (15-16 June 2017) will be preceded by a thematic workshpo on innovation and the digital economy on 14 June 2017.

Presentation files of the TIP plenary meeting. These files are only for TIP-IPP members, so you need to sign in to access the files.



This project analyses the impacts of public research institutions on innovation performance, and explores the range of policy instruments implemented across countries to support the creation of spin-offs – a specific channel of science-industry knowledge transfer. 

This project is a follow-up of work conducted in 2015-16 on impact assessment of public research. 

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Recent work

Knowledge Triangle project

This 2015-16 project examined factors that can enhance the capacity of education, research and innovation actors in the knowledge triangle to tackle jointly economic and social challenges while enhancing the responsiveness, adaptability and flexibility of local, national or international innovation eco-systems. Find more information here.


System Innovation project

System innovation is a horizontal policy approach to use combine technologies and social innovations to tackle problems that are systemic in nature; such as sustainable housing, e-mobility, health care; it involves many actors outside of government (as well as different levels of governments) and takes a longer term view.  This 2015-16 project helped policy makers re-think innovation policies in the context of sustainability and green growth. Find more information here.