Publications & Documents

  • 13-November-2008


    Space Technologies and Climate Change - Implications for Water Management, Marine Resources and Maritime Transport

    This book examines the contributions that space technologies can make in tackling some of the serious problems posed by climate change. Focusing on examples of water management, marine resources and maritime transport, it sets out the rationale for further developing satellite systems to measure and monitor climate change and help mitigate its consequences. The report underlines the need to consider satellites not just as research and development systems, but as an important component of a critical communication- and information-based infrastructure for modern societies. The tool box for decision makers that concludes the book reviews different methodological options for deciding on investments in space-based earth observation.

  • 12-November-2008


    Encouraging Student Interest in Science and Technology Studies

    Encouraging Student Interest in Science and Technology Studies examines overall trends in higher education enrolments and the evolution of S&T compared with other disciplines. The results suggest that although absolute numbers of S&T students have been rising as access to higher levels of education expands in OECD economies, the relative share of S&T students among the overall student population has been falling, The report shows that encouraging interest in S&T studies requires action to tackle a host of issues inside and outside the education system, ranging from teacher training and curriculum design to improving the image of S&T careers. Numerous examples of national initiatives are used to complement the analyses to derive a set of practical recommendations.

  • 30-October-2008


    OECD Expert Workshop on Policy Issues for the Development and Use of Biomarkers in Health, 6-7 October 2008

    The impact of biotechnologies on medical research is intensifying. Because of new highly performing technologies, we are better able to understand and explore disease and drug mechanisms, which in turn could lead to major changes in the approach of patient care.

  • 27-October-2008


    OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2008

    The STI Outlook uses the latest available data and indicators to review key trends in science, technology and innovation in OECD countries and a number of major non-member economies.

  • 27-octobre-2008


    Science, technologie et industrie : Perspectives de l'OCDE, édition 2008

    Les Perspectives de la science, de la technologie et de l’industrie de l’OCDE offre un tour d’horizon complet des tendances clés de la politique de la science, de la technologie et de l’innovation en passant en revue les évolutions récentes des politiques publiques dans les pays de l’OCDE.

  • 22-October-2008


    Task Force on Biomedicine and Health Innovation

    In November 2007 the Working Party on Biotechnology established a new Task Force on Biomedicine and Health Innovation. The Task Force was asked to develop a Synthesis Report of the main policy messages that emerged from OECD work related to innovation and health.

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  • 20-October-2008


    OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Hungary

    This publication assesses the current status of Hungary’s innovation system and policies, and identifies where and how the government should focus its efforts to improve the country's innovation capabilities.

  • 7-October-2008


    Open Innovation in Global Networks

    Businesses are increasingly internationalising their innovation activities and working with external partners. This publication examines what drives companies to collaborate on R&D with international partners and how global networks fit into overall business strategies.

  • 11-September-2008


    OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: China

    This review assesses the current status of China’s national innovation system and policies, and recommends the most important improvements required in both the policy and institutional environments for China to succeed in promoting innovation through a market-based approach.

  • 8-septembre-2008

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    Compendium statistique sur les brevets 2008

    Ce rapport donne un aperçu des données les plus récentes sur les brevets au niveau international. Les indicateurs-brevets proposés dans ce compendium visent à refléter les dernières tendances observées dans les activités inventives pour un grand nombre de pays Membres de l'OCDE et quelques autres pays. De nouveaux indicateurs présentent les activités de brevets dans certains domaines clés comme les nanotechnologies, les technologies

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