China-OECD Roundtable on Innovation Policies
Organised by Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), People's Republic of China and the OECD
In addition to being the 50th anniversary of the OECD, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of China’s first OECD observer status through its observership in the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP). It was agreed by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Chinese Minister of Science Technology Wan Gang that a joint MOST-OECD event could be organised to celebrate these milestones in the history of the OECD and to further co-operation with China.
This anniversary roundtable will focus on three policy issues of common interest to China and OECD countries: governance of national innovation systems, management of public research, and demand-side policies for innovation. Benefiting from insights from the OECD reviews of innovation policy and the latest CSTP thematic work, the roundtable will aim to facilitate the sharing of policy experiences and a better understanding on the topics.
More specifically, the roundtable aims to:
- Review latest trends and insights from the OECD work on these issues.
- Provide an opportunity for peer dialogue on policy issues of common interest between China and participating OECD member and observer countries.
- Promote the OECD peer learning mechanism for achieving common understandings and sharing of best practices among countries.
Participation in the roundtable is by invitation only. Invited participants include:
- Senior policy makers and researchers of the Ministry of Science and Technology and relevant Chinese governmental, business and R&D organisations.
- Delegates to the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy, international experts, and officials of the OECD Secretariat.
- Officials and experts from selected developing countries will attend as observers.