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Project on Statistics & Indicators of Bio- and Nanotechnology (OECD BNCT)

Biotechnology and nanotechnology are both disciplines of science and technology in their own right and providers of increasingly widely adopted tools to other fields of science and technology and to each other. This complex pattern of deployment signifys a growing convergence of traditional disciplines of science and engineering, and poses a formidable challenge to the creation and measurement of reliable indicators of the technologies’ development and impact.

The OECD Working Parties on Biotechnology (OECD WPB) and Nanotechnology (OECD WPN) have for several years set, measured and published indicators and statistics for biotechnology and nanotechnology (see below: 'Background Information on Statistics & Indicators'). With the creation of the new OECD Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies (BNCT) in January 2015, the OECD now aims to re-confirm indicators and measurement methodology for these multidisciplinary and partially over-lapping technologies with a view to establishing exclusively accurate and relevant datasets.

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Welcome to BNCT Statistics & Indicators

Posted by Steffi Friedrichs on August 13, 2015

Welcome to the OECD's work on Statistics & Indicators in Biotechnology & Nanotechnology - a project of the OECD Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies (BNCT).

This website is the one-stop-shop for members of the public interested in the measurement of bio- and nanotechnology, and for the registered delegates and experts of the OECD BNCT, who are driving the setting of relevant statistics and indicators through their work and expertise.