Executive Summary (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2010)

In the wake of the financial crisis, science, technology and innovation (STI) will make a vital contribution to a sustainable and lasting recovery and to the longer-term growth prospects of OECD and non-OECD economies. STI can open new avenues to meet some of the major challenges facing societies: demographic change, global health issues and climate change. To deliver on these agendas, it is essential for countries to maintain productive investments in knowledge. STI has never been more important.
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