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  • 25-April-2016

    English

    Code is the poetry of a better world

    Code is the next universal language. In the 1970s punk rock drove a whole generation. In the 1980s it was probably money. For my generation, the interface to our imagination and to our world is software. This is why we need to get a more diverse set of people to see computers not as boring, mechanical and lonely things, but as something they can poke, tinker with and turn around.

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  • 25-April-2016

    English

    Testing Programme of Manufactured Nanomaterials

    The safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials is an important concern impacting regulatory bodies throughout the world. Due to their size, Manufactured Nanomaterials may require additional testing beyond the standard suite of tests used for other chemicals, to ensure that the impact on human health and the environment is fully understood - download Manufactured Nanomaterials Dossiers or search for Tested Endpoints.

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  • 11-April-2016

    English

    Protecting Consumers through Behavioural Insights - Regulating the Communications Market in Colombia

    This innovative book combines results from research conducted in Colombia about how communications services consumers make consumption choices with OECD expertise in regulatory policy, behavioural economics, and data analytics, in order to help improve the consumer protection regime in Colombia. It focuses on the types of incentives that should be provided to change both provider and user behaviour, and considers where appropriate regulatory interventions may be needed to ensure that these incentives are realised. This work supports the Communications Regulator of Colombia in redesigning its consumer protection regime. This effort has refocused the regulatory framework from “protecting rights” towards making the market function best; this involves encouraging the providers to improve the quality of their services and rates offered in the market and to foster a better understanding of what is being offered and how. The book also makes specific recommendations on possible follow-up experiments to test some of the possible solutions to help communications services consumers better understand the information provided by service operators.

  • 6-avril-2016

    Français

    Pratiques de gestion des exploitations agricoles favorisant la croissance verte

    Ce rapport examine les pratiques de gestion des exploitations propices à la croissance verte, aussi bien les innovations menées par les agriculteurs (comme celles qui sont liées aux sols et à l’eau, la lutte intégrée contre les ennemis des cultures, l’agriculture biologique) que les technologies axées sur la science (comme les biotechnologies et l’agriculture de précision). La demande alimentaire mondiale pourra être satisfaite de façon durable uniquement si de nouvelles formes de production agricole et des technologies innovatrices peuvent être découvertes pour augmenter la productivité, la stabilité et la résilience des systèmes de production en ayant non seulement pour objectif d’augmenter les rendements mais aussi d’économiser l’eau et l’énergie, réduire les risques, améliorer la qualité des produits, protéger l’environnement et atténuer le changement climatique.

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  • 31-mars-2016

    Français

    L'impératif d'innovation - Contribuer à la productivité, à la croissance et au bien-être

    L’innovation, lorsqu’elle est bien ciblée et vient au bon moment, améliore la productivité, accélère la croissance économique et aide à la résolution des problèmes sociétaux. Des questions demeurent cependant : comment les gouvernements peuvent-ils encourager les personnes à innover en plus grand nombre et plus fréquemment? Comment le gouvernement peut-il lui-même être plus innovant ?
    La Stratégie de l’Innovation de l’OCDE propose un ensemble de principes pour stimuler l’innovation au sein de la population, des entreprises et du gouvernement. À partir de recherches et de données actualisées, elle analyse en détail l’étendue de l’innovation, son évolution ainsi que les endroits où elle apparaît et les formes qu’elle revêt.
     

  • 22-March-2016

    English

    OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Sweden 2016

    The 2016 Sweden Review of Innovation Policy deepens the 2012 Review by focusing on six policy initiatives central to the 2008 and 2012 Swedish Research and Innovation Bills, notably: 1) the increase in funding for university research, 2) the establishment of Strategic Research Areas, 3) actions designed to enhance the role of research institutes in Sweden’s innovation system, 4) the definition and funding of Strategic Innovation Areas in collaboration with industrial, academic and research institute actors, 5) the initiation of a Challenge-Driven Innovation programme addressing societal challenges, 6) improved prioritisation and support for Swedish participation in European research and innovation activities.

  • 14-March-2016

    English

    OECD Blue Sky Forum on Science and Innovation Indicators

    Informing science and innovation policies: Towards the next generation of data and indicators

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  • 4-mars-2016

    Français

    Science, technologie et industrie : Tableau de bord de l'OCDE

    Cet ouvrage aide les pouvoirs publics à mieux définir leurs politiques et à suivre les progrès accomplis dans la science, la technologie, l’innovation et la performance industrielle. Plus de 250 indicateurs mettent en lumière les résultats affichés par l’OCDE et les économies partenaires dans un large éventail de domaines.

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  • 3-March-2016

    English

    OECD International survey of scientific authors

    This survey aims to collect information on the activities of scientific authors, from the underpinning research to its ultimate outcomes, covering the review, publication and dissemination processes.

  • 22-February-2016

    English

    Nanomaterials in Waste Streams - Current Knowledge on Risks and Impacts

    Nanotechnology is an emerging and promising field for advanced applications in industrial, commercial and medical sectors, and nanomaterials can be found today in sunscreens, deodorants and textiles. Yet these nanomaterials, which are increasing in number, are entering waste streams as part of end-of-life products along with conventional waste, without any real understanding of their environmental impacts or health risks on human beings and living organisms.

    This report provides a literature review on four specific waste treatment processes (recycling, incineration, landfilling and wastewater treatment). While state-of-the-art waste treatment facilities may collect, divert or eliminate nanomaterials from these waste streams, the report concludes that knowledge gaps associated with their final disposal remain, underlining the need for further research in this area.

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